The COVID-19 Handling Task Force in Pemogan Village confiscated fishing equipment from local fishermen after they were caught violating health protocols.
The operation in Pemogan, South Denpasar was collectively led by Police, Military, and Public Civil Service on Wednesday (10/2).
Authorities found several local fishermen disobeying prevention protocols such as mask-wearing and physical distancing while fishing at Taman Pancing in Pemogan.
An official from Pemogan Village, Made Suwirya, explained that as the partial lockdown is currently in effect, many public facilities including Taman Pancing have ceased operations.
Despite the closure, some people still insisted on entering the facility and created a crowd while fishing. Suwirya also confirmed that officers seized their fishing rods and relevant equipment in order to stop their fishing activity.
“There were six people in there, and they didn’t carry out physical distancing so we seized their equipment,” Suwirta said.
He added that they can reclaim their possessions by coming to his office. Authorities warned them to follow the laws and support the government’s efforts to reduce virus transmission in Pemogan.
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