It is still normal where the number is around 100 to 150 passengers, the same as the previous days
Jakarta (ANTARA) - The number of bus passengers at Lebak Bulus Bus Terminal in South Jakarta has not increased significantly and is quite normal ahead of the Prophet Muhammad's birthday holiday on Wednesday, October 20. "It is still normal where the number is around 100 to 150 passengers, the same as the previous days," Head of Lebak Bulus Bus Terminal Hernanto said here Tuesday.

The normal condition was inseparable from the holiday shift done by the government. The holiday which initially fell on October 19, was changed to October 20, Hernanto said.

"It is like another normal day where the number of daily passengers is in the range of 100 to 150," he added.

The buses at Lebak Bulus Terminal depart for Sumatra or Java regions, while it just accepts arrivals from Cirebon and Kuningan, according to him.

Irrespective of the crowd, Hernanto has affirmed that his team applies strict health protocols on passengers by demanding vaccination certificates from them through the PeduliLindungi application.

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Before departure, officers will check the vaccination certificates on the bus and remind passengers to maintain social distancing.

"The holiday shift by the government is effective because there is a two-day gap. If it is only one day (of non-holiday), then people can take the day off," he explained.

The government had decided to move the commemoration of Prophet Muhammad’s birthday to October 20, 2021, from October 19, 2021, as a precautionary measure to prevent large-scale mass movement that will lead to a spike in COVID-19 cases, Religious Affairs Ministry has informed.

The holiday shift is stipulated in the joint decree of the Minister of Religious Affairs, Minister of Manpower and Minister of State Apparatus Utilization and Bureaucratic Reform No. 712, 1 and 3 of 2021 on the second amendment to Joint Decree No. 642, 4 and 4 of 2020 on national holidays and joint leave.

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