According to Bali Police, violent crime in Badung and Denpasar have increased due to the Covid-19 pandemic. In response, The Bali Police Mobile Brigade Task Force under the leadership of Iptu Nyoman Suadnyana have agressively increased night patrols to tackle the problem.
The patrols are being carried out in high crime and gathering areas in Badung and Denpasar.
“The first areas of focus have been gold shops along Jalan Hasanudin Denpasar and an area around the Ukhuwah Mosque,” Suadnyana told The Bali Sun
The police task force will also ensure that people are following Covid-19 social distancing and wearing masks.
“With the situation of the Covid-19 pandemic, the community has understood and followed the government’s call to protect against the spead of the pandemic,” said Iptu Nyoman Suadnyana.
The patrols are in place around the mosques to prevent people from gathering in prayer.
Patrols have also been set up around the Mengwi Terminal in Badung to prevent buses from transporting travelers.
“In the Mengwi Terminal the situation is safe and conducive, Buses have stopped carrying travelers,” said Iptu Nyoman Suadnyana.