Acting Mayor Akhmad Fydayeen announced the decision after a coordination meeting with the COVID-19 Task Force at the City Hall, Monday.
The Mayor issued a circular dated May 10 regarding the temporary closure of tourist attractions, tourist services, entertainment and recreation services, malls, cafes, restaurants, and places that could potentially cause the crowds in Banjarmasin City.
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According to him, the circular followed up on the instructions of Minister of Home Affairs No.10 of 2021 dated May 3, 2021, regarding the extension of micro-scale public activity restriction (PPKM mikro) and also to optimize posts for handling COVID-19 at the village and urban village level to stem the spread of coronavirus.
"To anticipate crowds during Idul Fitri and national holidays, it is necessary to temporarily close places that have the potential to cause crowds, as mentioned in the circular," he said.
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