West Jakarta prepares to reopen six parks during Level 2 PPKM

West Jakarta prepares to reopen six parks during Level 2 PPKM

A kiosk for Jakprenuer MSMEs is planned in one of the parks next to the West Jakarta Grogol Terminal. (ANTARA/Walda/KT)

Jakarta (ANTARA) - The West Jakarta city government has said it has prepared six parks during the enactment of Level 2 public activity restrictions (PPKM).

"We have prepared six parks. We are waiting for the Decree of the Office Head (to open them to visitors)," head of the Park and City Forest Office of West Jakarta, Jauhar Arifin, said when contacted here on Thursday.

According to him, the park opening would be conducted because it is in accordance with the regulations of Level 2 PPKM.

The six parks to be opened are Duri Kosambi Green Trail Park at Cengkareng sub-district, Cattleya at Palmerah sub-district, Kampung Baru Park, Green Garden Park, Rawa Buaya City Forest, and Meruya Ilir Park, he informed.

The six parks are planned to be reopened on Saturday (October 23, 2021), he informed.

"If on Saturday, the decree has not been signed then it is likely that we will open on Monday instead," he explained.

According to Arifin, there are several regulations stipulated that will be contained in the decree of the office head. One of them is the number of visitors will be capped at 25 percent of each park's maximum capacity, he said.

In addition, visitors under the age of twelve will need to be accompanied by their parents or guardians, he added.

This is because children under 12 years have not yet been vaccinated so their health must be monitored by their parents, he explained.

The regulation also requires each park to apply the PeduliLindungi application.

"Therefore, we are coordinating with the Ministry of Communication and Informatics. We are requesting the barcode (for PeduliLindungi)," Arifin added.

With the implementation of the PeduliLindungi application, it will be easier to monitor the health status of each visitor, he expounded.

Hence, visitors who have not been vaccinated will not be allowed to enter the park area, he said.

Arifin further said he and his team have prepared several health facilities and infrastructures in each park.

Health facilities and infrastructures that have been prepared include sinks and soap dispensers at several points, hand sanitizers, as well as officers who will scan each visitor's body temperature at the park gate, he added.
Arifin said he hopes that visitors will follow the health protocols in the park area to prevent COVID-19 transmission.

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