14 people were denied entry into Bali after arriving at the Gilimanuk Port without proof of a negative COVID-19 rapid test.
The Bali Provincial Government has tightened their surveillance on every border to help reduce the importation of COVID-19 as an influx of domestic tourists head to Bali for the long weekend.
Head of Information for the Military Area IX of Udayana, Colonel Cav. Jonny Harianto said during an interview on Tuesday Oct 27th 2020. that his soldiers are strictly enforcing all the health and safety protocols.
“We found 14 people who came from Java that arrived at the Gilimanuk Port on Sunday Oct 25th 2020 and couldn’t show their rapid test result to the officers in there,” Harianto said.
They were immediately sent back to Banyuwangi, East Java.
“The Officers had no choice, they refused them entry to the island so they had to take the next ferry to go back to Java,” Harianto added.
Meanwhile The Commander of Kodam IX/ Udayana, Major General Kurnia Dewantara said that he’s very concern about people’s safety during the holiday weekend.
“Be very careful when you leave your house for vacation, make sure that your house is secured and stay alert during your trip” Dewantara said.
He reminds everyone to follow all health prevention protocols and to complete all the requirements before going on vacation such as a rapid test or swab test.
“We have to implement all the directions that have been instructed by the Head of National Covid-19 Handling Task Force regarding the prevention program to reduce the spread of infection during the holiday week,” Dewantara concluded.
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