An Italian National was unable to pay a fine after getting caught by the authorities for not wearing a mask while driving a motorbike in Denpasar.
During an operation that was conducted by Bali authorities in the Sidakarya area, Denpasar on Wednesday (23/6), an Italian national was sanctioned for not wearing a face mask during his activities in a public area. Unfortunately, the Italian man was unable to pay a USD 70 (IDR 1 million) fine as he wasn’t carrying enough cash that day. However, the authority from the Public Civil Service Officer proceeded legal action to enforce the regulation.
The operation was initiated by the Bali provincial government in order to prevent Covid-19 transmissions from surging in some regions on the island such as Denpasar and Badung. The Covid-19 Handling Task Force reported an increase in Covid-19 cases in Bali recently. Meanwhile the Head of North Kuta Police Department, AKP Putu Diah confirmed that most of the offenders who violated prevention protocols in North Kuta were the expats.
“Despite the higher level of compliance in following the prevention protocols, we still found multiple offenders during our operation in North Kuta, and most of them were the foreign nationals.” AKP Putu Diah said on Tuesday (22/6). She also reminds that Covid-19 vaccine does not guarantee that people are free from the virus transmission. “We also want to educate the people that vaccinated residents could still transmit the virus to other people, so we will not tolerate any disobedience.” AKP Putu concluded.
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