According to the minister, the government continued the efforts to carry out supportive policies on tourism and creative economy sector. In addition, tourism and creative economy stakeholders were urged to take anticipatory steps.
“Limiting the activities awhile such as promoting tourism and creative economy, urging tourism and creative economy professionals not to hold meetings, incentives, conventions and exhibitions (MICE) until the covid-19 pandemic outbreak over," said Wishnutama in a press release issued on Tuesday, February 17, 2020.
He appreciated fast responses taken by regional government and industries on deciding to postpone the activities.
However, if the operations at tourist sites are still running, he advised the relevant parties to put concern on the operational time, number of visitors, and tightening the entrance by conducting health checks on visitors to ensure safety, comfort, and hygiene.
“Industries should be able to well monitor the neighborhood and employee’s health as well as providing the latest update and coordination with related stakeholders/institutions,” he said.
“We urge people not to do unnecessary travel-unless for urgent needs- applying social distancing, maintaining hygiene and healthy lifestyle,” he added.