In addition to the closure, BBTNBTS postponed and restricted research, education, expedition, and other activities in the TNBTS area, which involved and had direct contact with many people.
Section 1 head of Bromo Tengger National Park Semeru Sarmin said the closure referred to the designation of the Covid-19 pandemic as a national disaster by the president. The closing also refers to a circular from the Ministry of Forestry and the environment, Director-General of Conservation of Natural Resources and Ecosystems, and recommendations from the Probolinggo District Government.
“Enforcement of the closure, came into force from 19-31 March 2020,” said Sarmin via mobile, Thursday (3/19/2020).
The closing instructions, according to Sugeng, addressing the decline of the Probolinggo Regent circular on tourism, which mentioned the closure of all attractions in the Probolinggo Regency, starting from 17 to 31 March 2020.
“This closure is valid for 14 days from 17 to 31 March 2020. Until later, an evaluation will be conducted before 31 March 2020,” he explained at the Disporaparbud Office, Probolinggo Regency.
Sugeng continued for hotels, restaurants, and homestay managers and tourism service businesses, to provide services, it is compulsory to follow the health protocol issued by the Probolinggo District Health Office.
“So the health protocol, namely the use of hand sanitizers and thermometer infrared when detecting guests who come,” said Sugeng.
If later guests are found to have the characteristics of contracting the Covid-19 virus, Sugeng appealed for tourism actors to immediately push the concerned, contact the hotline at number 112 or 08113373119.