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COVID-19: Anies postpones Jakarta’s Formula E for ‘people’s safety’

  • Ahmad Junaidi

    Jakarta

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Jakarta   /   Sat, May 23 2020   /  04:04 pm
FIA Formula E logo.(fiaformulae.com/fiaformulae.com)

Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan has decided to postpone the much-anticipated Formula E electric motorsports championship, which was initially scheduled to take place on June 6, as the city grapples with the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak. The capital’s administration has decided to postpone Formula-E to a later date while monitoring the development of the outbreak to protect the safety of the people in Jakarta, especially with the risks that there might be foreign tourists from virus-affected countries coming to the event, Anies said. “We don’t want to sacrifice the people’s safety for the sake of economic benefit,” he said on Wednesday. City-owned developer PT Jakarta Propertindo’s director and Jakarta E-Prix Organizing Committee (OC) chairman Dwi Wahyu Daryoto said the committee had received the governor’s instruction to...