Indonesia’s Komodo National Park reopens after shutdown due to COVID-19

29-Jun-2020 Intellasia | Xinhua | 6:50 AM Print This Post

The Komodo National Park in Indonesia’s East Nusa Tenggara province has resumed operation after being shut down due to the COVID-19 pandemic, an official said.

The Environment and Forestry Ministry’s director general of Natural Resources and Ecosystem Conservation Wiratno said that during the resumption of the park’s operation, health protocols were applied to protect visitors from the transmission of the disease, media reported on Saturday.

Among the rules are the restriction of the number of visitors, physical distancing, examining of health conditions of tourists and other people, he noted.

The Komodo National Park was reopened along with the resumption of 28 other parks and conservation sites across the vast archipelagic country, the official added.

The Komodo National Park situated in Manggarai district had been closed at the beginning of March following the government’s report on the COVID-19 infection cases in the country.

The pandemic has damaged the tourism sector in Indonesia and now the government has been gearing up for reopening tourist destinations, restaurants and other facilities with the implementation of health protocols to guarantee that tourists would not face any risks, nor would they bring any risks to the destinations.

The COVID-19 has infected 52,812 people in Indonesia and killed 2,720, the government’s spokesman for the Novel Coronaviruses Related Matters Achmad Yurianto said on Saturday.


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