East Nusa Tenggara residents cannot embark on Eid homecoming journey

East Nusa Tenggara residents cannot embark on Eid homecoming journey

Chief of the Public Relations, Protocol, and Communication Bureau of the East Nusa Tenggara Provincial Government Marius Ardu Jelamu. ANTARA/Benny Jahang

The East Nusa Tenggara government will not put up with any resident undertaking a homecoming journey outside the province
Kupang, E Nusa Tenggara (ANTARA) - The East Nusa Tenggara provincial government will ban its residents from embarking on the Eid al-Fitr homecoming journey to stem the transmission of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19).

The provincial government has taken a decision to ban the homecoming journey during the Eid al-Fitr holidays, Chief of the Public Relations, Protocol, and Communication Bureau of the East Nusa Tenggara Provincial Secretariat Marius Ardu Jelamu stated on Friday.

The local government awaits the signing of the decision by East Nusa Tenggara Governor Viktor Bungtilu Laiskodat, Jelamu remarked.

The ban on the Eid al-Fitr homecoming journey will be applicable to all residents of the province, he stated.

East Nusa Tenggara's decision banning the homecoming journey will take effect next week, he noted.

During the ban period, local government officers will step up security at all entry points, including ports and airports, he remarked.

"The East Nusa Tenggara government will not put up with any resident undertaking a homecoming journey outside the province," Jelamu stated.

The measure was aimed at safeguarding the interests of all sides, so that they will not be exposed to COVID-19, he remarked.

The ban on the homecoming journey does not apply to government officials and officers conducting urgent tasks, unhealthy residents, and those whose relatives died in their hometowns.

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