PT KAI supports PPKM implementation to contain COVID-19 transmission

PT KAI supports PPKM implementation to contain COVID-19 transmission

Indonesia's passenger train at Madiun Station, East Java (21/7/2021). (Antara/HO-Humas Daop 7 Madiun)

Jakarta (ANTARA) - Indonesian Railways Company PT Kereta Api Indonesia (KAI) expressed support to the government's implementation of Community Activity Restriction (PPKM) to stem the spread of COVID-19.

"The KAI has strictly observed the health protocols set by the government during the Emergency PPKM and PPKM Level 4," PT KAI Public Relations VP Joni Martinus noted in a written statement on Tuesday.

In its efforts to conform to the health protocols, Martinus noted that the KAI had rejected over 10,865 potential customers for not carrying the vaccine cards, 6,408 potential customers for not carrying the worker registration certificate (STRP), and 3,663 potential customers for not carrying the negative test results for the RT-PCR test or Antigen test.


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To restrict mobility, the KAI has also reduced the extent of travel by trains by 40 percent, thereby reducing train travel, from 348, on average, in June 2021 to 208, on average, from July 3 until July 25, 2021.

"The KAI supports the citizens' mobility restriction through train transportation to reduce the spread of COVID-19 that is currently spiking," he emphasized.

In operating its trains during the PPKM Level 4, the KAI has adhered to several government regulations: Ministry of Transportation Circular No. 42 of 2021, Ministry of Transportation Circular No. 50 of 2021, and Ministry of Transportation Circular No. 54 of 2021.

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The KAI has also provided free COVID-19 vaccination services for its customers during this period of PPKM at 13 stations: Gambir, Pasar Senen, Bandung, Cirebon, Semarang Tawang, Purwokerto, Yogyakarta, Solo Balapan, Madiun, Surabaya, Gubeng, Surabaya Pasar, Turi, Malang, and Jember. During the period from July 3 until July 25, 2021, the KAI managed to vaccinate 16,213 people at 13 stations.

"The KAI is committed to supporting various government policies to stop the spread of COVID-19 in Indonesia," Martinus affirmed.


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