All of us certainly do not wish to have the good times end badly. Hence, I urge people, who are still enjoying the Eid al-Fitr holiday, to be careful while traveling with their familyJakarta (ANTARA) - Speaker of the Regional Representative Council (DPD RI) A. A. La Nyalla Mahmud Mattalitti appealed to the public to be cautious while traveling with their families during the Eid al-Fitr holiday.
Through a written statement on Friday, the speaker laid emphasis on exercising caution since accidents frequently occurred amid the enthusiasm for the holiday.
"All of us certainly do not wish to have the good times end badly. Hence, I urge people, who are still enjoying the Eid al-Fitr holiday, to be careful while traveling with their family," he stressed.
"Several incidents are reported, such as children going missing, being swept away by the river flow or the wave, and also traffic accidents," he remarked.
Mattalitti advised people to seek safe tourism destinations, especially when they are bringing children, who are still young, especially in marine tourism destinations, such as oceans and lakes.
"Parents must truly protect their children. Do not let your guard down and especially do not let them become victims," the senator stressed.
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The people are advised to not disregard the information on safety from tourism destinations' managers. In addition, managers should prepare safety equipment to ensure the safety of visitors.
He also recommended to always keep an eye out for weather information from the Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency (BMKG) while deciding to visit a particular tourism destination.
"Always monitor the warning from related authorities," Mattalitti emphasized.
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"For instance, the information from BMKG regarding the potential high waves in several waters in Indonesia, including in Banten. Info like this can be updated through social media," he added.
Moreover, he urged the people to not become too lax and to not bring down their guard, as the nation has not truly recovered from the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic in terms of health, economy, and other factors.
"This means that everyone must stay alert as a precautionary measure against various threats. We especially need to watch out for the COVID-19 virus that still exists," the senator remarked.
"Hence, continue to implement health protocols, so that everyone can be safe," he stated.
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Translator: Asep Firmansyah, Fadhli Ruhman
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