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Rabu, 29 Juli 2020

Bogor City Records 5 New Confirmed Cases of Covid-19 - Tempo.co English

Bogor City Records 5 New Confirmed Cases of Covid-19 - Tempo.co English

TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - The Health Office of Bogor City, West Java, confirmed five new cases of Covid-19 on Tuesday, July 28. In total, the city has recorded 261 positive cases. 

On Tuesday, one more person was declared to have recovered, bringing the recovery tally to 187 people, or 71.64 percent of the total cases.

Bogor Health Office head Sri Nowo Retno said that that as per July 28, there are still 54 confirmed patients treated in hospitals. 

"As per Tuesday, we have no deaths among positive cases. The number is still 20," Sri said.  

Bogor currently monitors 42 people who had been in close contact with confirmed cases. The city also has 86 asymptomatic positive cases.

Related coverage: COVID-19 Task Force Discovers 90 Office Clusters in Jakarta

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2020-07-29 10:15:00Z
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Kamis, 23 Juli 2020

Bogor Botanical Gardens reopen to public - The Jakarta Post - Jakarta Post

Bogor Botanical Gardens reopen to public - The Jakarta Post - Jakarta Post

After being closed for three months because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Bogor Botanical Gardens in Bogor, West Java, have reopened.

According to Hendrian, head of the gardens’ Plant Conservation Research Center (PKT), the tourist destination is applying health protocols, which include online ticket purchases and cashless transactions within the facility.

“This is to ensure that COVID-19 prevention protocols are implemented accordingly,” he told kompas.com on Friday.

Other measures such as wearing masks and maintaining physical distances will also be implemented, with consistent reminders throughout visits.

Bogor Botanical Gardens will also limit the number of visitors to avoid overcrowding and members of the gardens will get priority. Group visits are allowed but members are limited.

Tickets to the gardens are available on the website.

Read also: LIPI closes four botanical gardens amid COVID-19 outbreak

Other public spaces in Bogor such as malls, restaurants and places of worship have also been reopened with health protocols in place.

The Bogor Botanical Gardens are a favorite for holidaying families, who mostly come to enjoy the lush greenery in the heart of Bogor and for picnics. Guided tours are also popular.

The gardens are known for their vast plant collection and historic buildings, landscape and landmarks. It boasts 400 species of palm trees, 5,000 trees and an orchid house containing 3,000 varieties of the flower.

In January, a rare corpse flower bloomed at the Plant Conservation Research Center. It was 1.94 meters tall and had a diameter of 1 m.

In the same month, a bamboo orchid also bloomed. A rare species, this gorgeous, tiny white flower that lives on bamboo clumps is known for heralding the end of the dry season whenever it appears. (car/wng)

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2020-07-23 08:42:00Z
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Minggu, 19 Juli 2020

Bogor-Jakarta buses to serve as alternative to trains - Jakarta Post

Bogor-Jakarta buses to serve as alternative to trains - Jakarta Post

The Transportation Ministry's Greater Jakarta Transportation Agency (BPTJ) is planning to provide a fleet of intercity buses to transport commuters from Bogor, West Java, to Jakarta as an alternative to Commuter Line trains. BPTJ head Polana B. Pramesti said that the new intercity buses were aimed at reducing crowding in train stations. "We have deployed free buses for Commuter Line passengers since May 15 to reduce passenger volume at train stations, however it can’t be a permanent solution," Polana said in a statement. "After the launch of the free bus services, we've said that if the demand consistently grows, we could launch a regular bus service [for the routes].” Since the Jakarta administration started easing the large-scale social restrictions (PSBB) to curb the COVID-19 outbreak, large numbers of residents in Jakarta and surrounding ar...



2020-07-19 18:00:00Z
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Selasa, 14 Juli 2020

BPTJ to launch Bogor-Jakarta intercity buses as alternative for Commuter Line passengers - The Jakarta Post - Jakarta Post

BPTJ to launch Bogor-Jakarta intercity buses as alternative for Commuter Line passengers - The Jakarta Post - Jakarta Post

The Transportation Ministry's Greater Jakarta Transportation Agency (BPTJ) is planning to provide a fleet of intercity buses to transport commuters from Bogor, West Java, to Jakarta as an alternative to Commuter Line trains.

BPTJ head Polana B. Pramesti said that the new intercity buses were aimed at reducing crowding in train stations.

"We have deployed free buses for Commuter Line passengers since May 15 to reduce passenger volume at train stations, however it can’t be a permanent solution," Polana said in a statement. "After the launch of the free bus services, we've said that if the demand consistently grows, we could launch a regular bus service [for the routes].”

Since the Jakarta administration started easing the large-scale social restrictions (PSBB) to curb the COVID-19 outbreak, large numbers of residents in Jakarta and surrounding areas have begun flocking to the commuter train service again, creating long queues and packing train stations.

This situation is exacerbated by the fact that the train operator has limited the capacity of each train to only 35 to 45 percent to ensure passengers can maintain physical distancing.

The BPTJ has cooperated with the Transportation Ministry and the Jakarta administration to deploy free buses for commuters living in the satellite cities of Bogor, Depok and Bekasi in West Java and Tangerang in Banten to reduce long queues and crowding in train stations.

Read also: Commuter line sees surge in passengers as 'new normal' begins

On Monday, 77 out of 170 free buses provided by the BPTJ transported 1,112 passengers from Bogor and Bekasi.

Polana said the BPTJ aimed to launch the new bus service, dubbed the Greater Jakarta Residential Connexion or JR Conn, in August.

"JR Conn will be a point-to-point bus service, so instead of deploying from bus terminals, the buses will deploy from bus stops near residential areas to avoid crowding at bus stops or terminals,” she said.

She explained that the BPTJ would still limit the buses to 50 percent of capacity to ensure passengers could maintain physical distancing.

"Passengers will be required to wear face masks, and their temperatures will be checked prior to entering the buses. We will also regularly clean the buses with disinfectant," she said.

Polana also urged commuters who could work from home to continue doing so as it would be hard for transportation operators to implement proper health protocols if the number of passengers using their services was still the same as prior to the pandemic.

"The World Health Organization has stated that public transportation is one of the potential factors for COVID-19 transmission. So, we are trying really hard to prevent public transportation in Greater Jakarta from becoming a transmission source,” she said. “However, that’s very hard to do without the public's help.”



2020-07-15 01:23:00Z
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Temporary shutdown of Bogor's Yogya Junction Mall to control COVID-19 - ANTARA English

Temporary shutdown of Bogor's Yogya Junction Mall to control COVID-19 - ANTARA English

Bogor, W Java (ANTARA) - The Yogya Junction shopping mall in the heart of Bogor City, West Java Province, was temporarily shut down after a worker of one of its tenants tested positive for the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19).

In response to this confirmed case, the shopping mall operator has coordinated with the Bogor City administration's COVID-19 Task Force officials in an endeavor to contain the spread of the deadly virus, Bogor Area Director of Yogya Junction Endang Yudi remarked.

"We have been requested to close the mall for the time being and conduct swab tests for the workers to break the chain of COVID-19 transmission," Yudi noted here on Monday.

The worker diagnosed with COVID-19 symptoms is a sales promotion girl employed by one of the tenants from a clothing cluster. She was one of the 155 workers, who partook in a rapid test program that the management had held on July 9.

The female employee was confirmed to have contracted COVID-19 as revealed by the result of her swab test released by the Bogor city public hospital, Yudi noted.

The Yogya Junction operator concurred on shutting down the shopping mall for three days while all workers underwent swab tests on Monday (July 13).  

"We are awaiting directives of the Bogor city administration's COVID-19 Task Force," Yudi noted.

In June, the Bogor city administration's COVID-19 Task Force had also urged the management and employees of a Mitra 10 outlet to undergo swab tests after three workers at the independent hardware store tested positive for coronavirus.

The Bogor city government has been working ceaselessly to flatten the curve of COVID-19 infections. Owing to its geographical proximity to Jakarta, Bogor is economically and socially connected to the Indonesian capital, as several workers employed in Jakarta reside in Bogor.

At the outset, coronavirus infections were reported in the Chinese city of Wuhan at the end of 2019.

COVID-19 thereafter spread to over 215 countries and territories, including 34 provinces of Indonesia, with a substantial increase in the death toll.

The Indonesian government officially confirmed the country's first confirmed cases on March 2 this year.

As of Sunday (July 12), Indonesia had recorded 75,699 COVID-19 patients, with 35,638 recoveries and 3,606 deaths.

The virus has spread across the country’s provinces, with the highest number of cases recorded in East Java, reaching 16,658, followed by 14,517 in Jakarta, 6,973 in South Sulawesi, 5,473 in Central Java, 5,077 in West Java, 4,146 in South Kalimantan, 2,653 in South Sumatra, 2,323 in North Sumatra, 2,267 in Papua, 2,195 in Bali, 1,660 in North Sulawesi, 1,593 in Banten, 1,550 in West Nusa Tenggara, and 1,196 in Central Kalimantan.

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2020-07-14 04:30:02Z
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Senin, 06 Juli 2020

Bogor, Cibodas Botanical Gardens reopen to public from July 7 - ANTARA English

Bogor, Cibodas Botanical Gardens reopen to public from July 7 - ANTARA English

Bogor (ANTARA) - The Bogor and Cibodas Botanical Gardens in Bogor, West Java, will reopen to the public from Tuesday (July 7) after being temporarily closed in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Personnel and visitors at the botanic gardens must adhere to health protocols under the new normal phase to prevent the transmission of COVID-19, Head of the Botanical Garden and Plant Conservation Research Center of the Indonesian Institute of Sciences (LIPI) R. Hendrian noted in a statement here on Monday.

The reopening of the two botanical gardens, serving as LIPI's research and public education platforms, must comply with better service standards in line with the health protocols, LIPI Chairman Laksana Tri Handoko stated.

"We are optimistic that visitors would be able to adjust to the protocols and jointly create a botanical garden environment that is safe, comfortable, and also environment-friendly in all aspects," Handoko expounded.

Related news: Corpse flower blooms in Cibodas Botanical Garden

Situated in downtown Bogor, West Java, the Bogor Botanical Gardens, Indonesia's oldest and largest botanical garden, ushered in its 200th anniversary on May 18 this year.

The gardens are a source of immense pride for Indonesians, as they are also the oldest in Southeast Asia and the third-oldest in the world after the three-century-old Pandova Botanical Garden in Italy and the Royal Botanical Garden of Sydney in Australia, which had just turned 200 in 2016.

Originally, the botanical gardens served as the backyard of the Dutch colonial governor's office, and currently, they have been converted into one of Indonesia's largest biological diversity study centers.

The Government of Indonesia has allowed the application of transitional large-scale social distancing (PSBB) measures toward the new normal for regions with less reported cases of COVID-19. However, the regions should apply stringent health protocols that necessitate officers and visitors to wear masks, ensure physical distancing measures are applied, and frequently handwashing is practiced.

Related news: A carrion flower blooms at LIPI's Cibodas Botanical Garden
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2020-07-06 07:47:20Z
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