Covid-19; Jakarta Closes Schools, Tourist Spots For Two Weeks

The Jakarta administration today closed schools and tourist attractions in the city for two weeks in a move to curb the spread of COVID-19 virus.

Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan in a media statement said the temporary closure starting today was for 14 days.

“The closure is to minimise outdoor activities of Jakarta residents,” he said.

Among the tourist destinations closed are the National Monument (Monas), Ancol Dreamland, museums and the Old Town in Jakarta.

“We will review the decision on the second week on whether to continue or otherwise,” he said.


The “Car Free Day” programme scheduled on every Sunday in Jalan Sudirman has also been cancelled during the period.

Nonetheless, public transport services will operate as usual.

As at 4 pm (West Indonesian time), four victims had died of COVID-19 with 96 positive cases in Indonesia.

“Twenty seven new positive cases were confirmed today (yesterday 69), bringing the total number of positive cases to 96,” said Indonesian government COVID-19 spokesman Achmad Yuriato.