Organized by the Central Java administration in collaboration with Bank Jateng and Kompas Daily, the race will be divided into two categories: elite race and virtual challenge. The elite race category will take place Sunday at the Borobudur Temple complex in Magelang, Central Java. A total of 26 participants will run a 3.5-kilometer route under this category.
Meanwhile, the virtual challenge category will take place from November 15-30. All preparations have been made for the smooth running of the event, including to ensure the readiness of the route at the Borobudur Temple Complex.
“I hope we will break a record,” said the Foundation of Borobudur Marathon chairman Liem Chie An in a press conference on Saturday, November 14.
“Let's pray together that there won’t be an eruption,” said Liem Chie An.
It was reported that there has been an increasing volcanic activity at Mount Merapi in the past few days, causing the authorities to raise the emergency alert to the second-highest level.
3. President Joko Widodo Attends Virtual East Asia Summit
President Joko ‘Jokowi’ Widodo attended the virtual East Asia Summit (EAS) on Saturday, calling for greater cooperation in health resilient amid the Covid-19 pandemic and maintaining peace and stability among the members.
During the meeting President Jokowi also described that 2020 is a very tough year, according to Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi. "The President of the Republic of Indonesia said that it is a very tough year for all of us. However, no matter how difficult the situation is, we will be able to overcome it together,” said Retno in a press conference broadcast via the Presidential Secretariat Youtube channel on November 14.
Retno said Jokowi told the participants that EAS must be used to build strategic partnerships and trust to strengthen cooperation.
EAS has very strong potential as the members comprise five countries who are sitting on the UN Security Council, eight countries who are members of the G20, and EAS represents 54 percent of the world’s population and 58 percent of the world’s Gross Domestic Product.https://t.me/kompascomupdate, kemudian join. Anda harus install aplikasi Telegram terlebih dulu di ponsel.