Based on information provided by the Chairperson of the Indonesian Hotel and Restaurant Association (PHRI) Hariyadi Sukamdani, on Wednesday (1/4), 698 hotels throughout Indonesia closed their operations due to the spread of the Covid-19 coronavirus.

Hariyadi said that the temporary closures have occurred mainly in Bali as well as Jakarta, which has now become the red zone of the spread of the coronavirus in Indonesia.

Contacted separately, the Secretary General of PHRI Maulana Yusran said, current hotel occupancy rates in Indonesia are below 9%. Due to the low numbers of visitors, hundreds of hotels have been forced to close operations temporarily.

Amid the increasing confirmed cases of the Covid-19 coronavirus, most hotels have stated that the closures are indefinite and will depend on the development of both the current situation and conditions and government directives.

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