House urges govt to evaluate travel relaxation as crowds throng airport

first_img“I asked the Transportation Ministry to improve its management and evaluate the relaxation policy so that its implementation is still in line with COVID-19 prevention measures. Intensive monitoring in regions where the policy is implemented is also necessary,” Bambang said.He said the government should ensure public safety during the travel relaxation.”The government should also actively inform the public about the policy so they can understand it properly,” he said.To prevent people from going on the Idul Fitri mudik (exodus) and to curb COVID-19 transmission, the Transportation Ministry decided to suspend intercity flights for passengers from April 24 to June 1.However, the national COVID-19 task force relaxed the restriction on May 6, allowing state officials, private-sector and state-owned enterprises (SOEs) employees who provide essential services, repatriated Indonesian nationals, individuals who need emergency medical care and bereaved family members to travel between cities.Following the regulations, airlines announced that they would gradually resume domestic flight services with stricter health protocols, such as requiring pre-flight medical checkups and a letter explaining reasons for travel from a relevant institution.Read also: AP II limits flights, sets up new system to avoid congestionAirport operator PT Angkasa Pura (AP) II communications manager Febri Toga Simatupang said document checking and busy morning flights had caused long queues in Soekarno-Hatta on Thursday morning.”The crowding of passengers was caused by an influx of passengers coming for morning flights where 13 departures were scheduled between 6 a.m. and 8 a.m. Airport officials were overwhelmed by the large number of passengers seeking to get their flight documents checked,” he said.Nurhayati demanded the government hold AP II accountable for Thursday morning’s incident.”Officials could open a lot of gates [to prevent crowds] and manage passengers so they could keep their distance,” he said.Nurhayati said passengers should be able to submit the required documents online prior to their flights to prevent crowding at the airport and long queues. (nal)Topics : Nurhayati said strict health protocols to prevent COVID-19 transmission should always be implemented during the travel-relaxation policy.”The goal of the policy is to curb the spread of COVID-19 while improving our economy at the same time,” she said.Read also: Businesses worry easing restrictions could prolong recoveryPeople’s Representatives Assembly (MPR) Speaker Bambang Soesatyo also issued a similar request on Friday. Several members of the House of Representatives have asked the government to reevaluate its travel-relaxation policy after pictures of passengers crowding into Soekarno-Hatta International Airport in Tangerang, Banten, went viral on Thursday.Nurhayati Monoarfa, deputy head of House Commission V overseeing transportation, said the Transportation Ministry should develop performance indicators to assess the policy.”I suggest the government evaluate the policy by considering officials’ preparedness in the field. The Transportation Ministry should also draw up policy-performance indicators,” she said in a written statement on Friday as quoted from read more

WHS Daily Bulletin: Information meeting on Spain trip will be held Monday

first_imgSubmitted to Sumner Newscow — Today’s Wellington High School bulletin for Friday, Sept. 16, 2016:Friday Wellington at Rose Hill, 7 p.m.Saturday Tennis at Kingman, 7 p.m.9th volleyball at Garden Plain, 9 p.m.Today’s lunch — Chicken Nachos, Mexican Pizza, salad.Tomorrow’s lunch — Cheese pizza, corn dog, salad.Today’s News: *The first Work Ethic Meeting will be on Wednesday, October 5 at 11:30 am in room 107.*Crusader Committed is hosting a back to school dance on Friday, September 23rd at the tennis courts after the home football game from 9-11:30 pm. Free hot dogs and drinks will be provided.*Share your culture from all around the world on Family Day, Monday, September 26th. Family Day is one way to show the importance of family and eating together. Mrs. Lawless’ career connections class is hosting a family dinner and you are invited! All you need to do is bring your family and your favorite dish. This year we will be celebrating in the memory of Tater Armenta. Please sign up inMrs. Lawless’ room by Thursday, September 22. Hope to see you and your family there!*All new NHS member applications are due to the office today.*There will be a parent informational meeting regarding the trip to Spain with Mrs. Groom on Monday Sept 19th at 8 pm in room 101.*Chad Cargill will be at WHS to present an informational and motivational workshop on how to improve your ACT test scores. It will be held on September 23rd at WHS from 8:30-11:30. The cost for WHS students in only $10. You can sign-up  and pay in the counselors office.*If you have any drawing or painting projects  left from last year- Please pick them up TODAY!*Circle of Friends applications can be found outside Miss Gray’s room (503). Please return the application by September 23rd to Mr. Ginter or Ms. Gray.* Sophomores and Juniors- The PSAT will be given here at WHS on Wednesday, October 19th at 8 am. Cost is $15. If you are interested, please sign up with Mrs. Hatfield in the counselors office by  September 20th.*There will be a hunter safety course on September 24th and 25th.To register go to . Students that want to participate in shooting sports must have the hunter safety certificate to be on the team!  Please see Mrs. Chase if you have any questions.*Students- Please turn in lunch money to the cafeteria BEFORE School!Guidance Office News: Visits during lunch:Wednesday- Sept 21- Marine Sgt. Patrick HatsisThursday Sept 22- Baker UniversityTuesday- Sept 27th- Pittsburg StateThursday- Sept 29- University of KansasMonday- Oct 10- Fort Hays StateMonday- Nov 14- Kansas State UniversityWednesday-Nov 30- Washburn UniversityToday is National…National Play-Doh DayNational Cinnamon Raisin Bread DayFollow us on Facebook.Follow us on Twitter. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. There are no comments posted yet. Be the first one! Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new commentslast_img read more