goodmorningpapua.com-In the midst of the advanced number of positive cases of the COVID-19 pandemic, the government is optimistic that the PON 2021 of Papua can still be held safely. This belief was expressed by the Minister of Communication and Information Technology, Johnny G Plate, referring to international sports activities such as the ongoing Tokyo Olympics and European Cup plans.
The readiness of the venue is now claimed to be 100 percent accomplished, in the four clusters of the organizing area, Jayapura City, Jayapura Regency, Mimika and Merauke.
For the sake of security during the implementation of PON XX of Papua, the Mayor of Jayapura admitted that he had boosted vaccinations to prevent the transmission of COVID-19.
In addition, the Minister of Youth and Sports Zainudin Amali also said that he had vaccinated all athletes to officials who would compete, to minimize the possibility of transmitting COVID-19.
PON XX Papua is considered a special pride for the Papuan people and all sports facilities built with international standards will become a national training center in the Eastern Indonesia region.
PON XX of Papua will compete in 37 sports with 679 matches. While all athletes who will compete reach 6,484 and take place from October 2 to 15, 2021.