Moh. Khory Alfarizi, Jakarta – Jakarta Deputy Governor Ahmad Riza Patria ensured that Citayam Fashion Week would never be closed and banned. This phenomenon emerged as teenagers of SCBD (Sudirman, Citayam, Bojonggede, and Depok) often hung out in Dukuh Atas areas, Central Jakarta, with their fashionable and attractive street style.
"Citayam Fashion Week has never been closed or banned. Instead, we appreciate the innovations and creations of all of our children," said Riza at City Hall, Central Jakarta, Wednesday night, July 27, 2022.
However, he underlined that a large number of people in the third space could create crowds and potentially increase the spread of COVID-19. So he hoped that visitors really take care of themselves by wearing masks, avoiding crowds, and complying with the predetermined health protocols.
The city administration, he added, had opened vaccination centers in the area several times. Riza also reminded the youth that the most important thing is not to hang out late at night because of school time.
"It's not a holiday time anymore, and the children's job is to study," the Deputy Governor underlined.
The Citayam Fashion Week, he went on, should not be held on the pedestrian crossings as the runway. He claimed he had talked with the police about this issue. Riza suggested the activities only be carried out on the existing sidewalks. "This does take time, it can't be moved immediately, we must educate our children well and persuasively," said Riza.