Mataram. NTB (ANTARA) - The government of Mataram City has appealed to the public to continue following strict health protocols during the implementation of the Pertamina Grand Prix of Indonesia to curb the transmission of COVID-19.
"Although the enforcement of Community Activity Restrictions (PPKM) in Mataram City is at Level 1, we must remain vigilant to curb the transmission of the virus by wearing masks," Assistant for Government and People's Welfare at the Mataram City Regional Secretariat Lalu Martawang said here on Monday.
He issued the reminder to residents since a local micro, small, and enterprises (MSMEs) products bazaar will take place from March 18–20, 2022, at Taman Sangkareang, Mataram City, West Nusa Tenggara (NTB) Province, during the racing event.
In addition, there will be a live performance featuring eight local bands at the bazaar.
"Hence, since it is usually hard to keep the distance between visitors at entertainment attractions, in accordance with the health protocols, they must wear a mask to reduce the transmission potential of the virus," Martawang said.
Furthermore, he asked the managers of all hotels, restaurants, MSMEs centers, as well as a number of potential tourism attractions to prepare themselves optimally.
"If possible, various entertainment performances, such as traditional dances, arts, and music, can be conducted at hotels to entertain guests," he added.
Furthermore, he asked all parties in Mataram city to be good hosts to visitors of the Pertamina Grand Prix of Indonesia and make the tourists feel safe and comfortable so that they long to return to the city.
The government has carried out a simulation of the operation of the free shuttle buses that will be provided for spectators of the racing event, Martawang informed.
"The former Selaparang Airport will become the main shuttle bus terminal for the spectators coming from North Lombok district, Mataram city, and West Lombok district. They will be taken to the circuit from the terminal," he added.