concert was originally to be held on September 12, 2020.
Spokesperson for the Covid-19 Task Force, Wiku Adisasmito, reiterated the importance of avoiding crowds to prevent the spread of the corona virus from spreading. This statement was made by Wiku in response to the plan of the Governor of East Java, Khofifah Indar Parawansa, together with the former Deputy Governor of East Java, Saifullah Yusuf, to hold an Ari Lasso music concert.
“We need to convey that it is still a pandemic, so various activities that can be prevented, especially those that have the potential to cause crowds, should be avoided for crowds,” said Wiku,
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There are still many who have not been disciplined
According to Wiku, currently there are still many people who are not disciplined enough to apply health protocols, especially wearing masks in a crowd. He reminded that the potential for Covid-19 transmission could occur even if the concert was held in the open.
“In carrying out socio-economic activities including concerts or whatever form it involves a lot of people in a place even though it is open, it seems that air ventilation is not a problem, but the potential for crowds to be unable to keep their distance, the potential for occurrence is high,” he said. Wiku invites all parties to avoid potential transmission. “Let’s try to keep the transmission really low,” he said.
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Concerts in the New Normal Era
Previously, Khofifah and Gus Ipul planned to hold an Ari Lasso concert in the era of the new normal. The concert is scheduled for September 12, 2020. “This is the first trial in Indonesia and coincidentally East Java is believed to be the venue for the event,” said Khofifah.
Khofifah ensured that the concert was held with a strict health protocol format. Such as limiting the number of spectators, purchasing tickets online, having a mask and maintaining a safe distance.
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Strict Health Protocols
The concert is planned to be held on an open stage in the tourist area of Ngopibareng Pintu Langit in Ledug Village, Pasuruan Regency. Khofifah hopes that this event can trigger a revival of the creative and art industries.
“So, this is gradual, then gradual and continuous. Online ticket sales, the capacity is only 1,200 people to 1,300 people, from normal capacity reaching 13 thousand people, and it will be held in the evening in the open,” he said.