October 31, 2020, 12.40 AM

KOMPAS.com – Amid the Covid-19 pandemic, the number of people traveling in Indonesia has increased this week due to the public holiday celebrating the birthday of Prophet Muhammad on Thursday.

According to the state-owned airport operator PT Angkasa Pura II, the Soekarno-Hatta International Airport hit a record high in passenger movement on Wednesday. Very strict health protocols are in place to ensure the health and safety of the people at the airports.

However, people should stay safe and remain vigilant not only when they travel but also when doing other recreational activities even in the neighborhood. On Thursday morning, three cyclists were allegedly attacked with acid in Sleman in Yogyakarta province.

Sad news came from the National Police. The National Police’s internal affairs division (Propam) head Inspector General Ignatius Sigit Widiatmono died of complications from diseases on Friday, October 30. He was 61.

Elsewhere, the World Bank in collaboration with the Indonesian government has launched the Coastal Fisheries Initiative Challenge Fund. The program will provide a $1 million fund to support sustainable investments into Indonesia’s coastal fisheries sector.


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