NTB Provincial Government Asks Mandalika GP Spectators to Obey Prokes


The Provincial Government (Pemprov) of West Nusa Tenggara (NTB) has appealed to prospective MotoGP spectators at the Mandalika Circuit to strictly adhere to the COVID-19 health protocol, even though the government has decided not to apply PCR or antigen tests as a condition for watching the world’s most prestigious motorcycle racing event. on 18-20 March 2022.

“Indeed, we have not received the instructions from the Minister of Home Affairs and the SE Kasatgas for the new Covid-19, but even without the PCR and antigen tests, we ask the audience to continue to apply strict health protocols,” said Assistant III to the West Nusa Tenggara Provincial Government Secretariat, Nurhandini Eka Dewi, in Mataram, quoted by Antara. Monday (14/3).

Nurhandini explained that the implementation of the strict Covid-19 health protocol is important for MotoGP spectators to understand, considering that this rule no longer applies to PCR or antigens for spectators who have been vaccinated against the second dose of COVID-19, while those who have not or have just received the first vaccine have not yet been regulated.

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“So what about those who haven’t been vaccinated or what about the first dose of vaccine? Surely many things can happen. So to anticipate, MotoGP spectators must have the PeduliLindung application. What about those who don’t have the application? take what steps are appropriate. Because that is the basis for us to make the rules,” he said.

According to him, although the government has decided that there will be no PCR and antigens for MotoGP spectators, the NTB Provincial Government is still alerting the COVID-19 task force, which consists of a number of elements, starting from health and security officers.

“We already have a team controlling the MotoGP process. This team is from a cross-sector, starting with security, health workers and other elements. When will they start standby? D-2 or H-1 MotoGP is already in the field, including complete with carrying masks,” said the former Head of the NTB Health Office.

Furthermore, Eka stated that although NTB is currently implementing PPKM Level 1 as the number of COVID-19 cases has decreased, this is not a benchmark. The reason is that many MotoGP audiences come from outside the region.

“That’s about 60% or more of the MotoGP audience from outside NTB and 40% from NTB. The point is how vigilant and obedient we are to the Covid-19 health protocol,” he said.

Previously, the government imposed a provision that people who wanted to watch MotoGP were not required to do a PCR or antigen test. Spectators who have free tickets will come on March 18-20, 2022 without showing the conditions for a Covid-19 test.

Coordinating Minister for the Economy Airlangga Hartarto said the regulation applies to spectators who have received the second dose of COVID-19 vaccination. The rule is indeed a requirement to watch live. (Ant/OL-1)