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Local Vendors Confront Bali Authorities After Refusing To Close Their Shops During The Emergency Partial Lockdown

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Local vendors on Penimbangan Beach, Buleleng have confronted authorities after refusing to close their businesses from operating during the emergency  partial lockdown.

Official from the Galiran Village, Jro Putu Anteng confirmed that his villagers decided to refuse instructions from the Civil Service Office to close their businesses during an inspection that was conducted on Thursday morning around 10:00am. “We’re in a difficult position to enforce the rules as all these people have been relying on their shops to survive, and local vendors decided to confront the officers this morning.” Anteng said on Thursday.

Authorities from the Jembrana region will implement a reward and punishment policy while distributing the Covid-19 vaccine in their region.
(Image: ©The Bali Sun – I Wayan Yatika)

Anteng explained that his villagers proposed to authorities to let them stay operating as the governor has implemented some leniency by allowing small businesses to operate with strict prevention protocols in place. “Our people have already committed to implementing strict prevention protocols while operating, and I think that’s enough. So I hope that the government will give us a solution to this problem, so people will be able to survive in these tough times.” Anteng added.

Meanwhile the Head of Buleleng Civil Service Officers, Putu Artawan initiated an inspection as it was instructed on the Governor’s decree that all the businesses that are located inside the tourist area must be closed during the level 4 partial lockdown in Bali. “It’s an undesirable situation for us too, and I think it’s impossible to enforce this rule especially with the current crisis in Bali.” Artawan said. The officers finally decided to allow the vendors on Penimbangan Beach to keep operating with strict prevention protocols in place.

(Image: ©The Bali Sun – I Wayan Yatika)

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Sunday 1st of August 2021

Are these photos current? Are the fish seller and toko guy without masks following health protocols?

Jack Morri

Tuesday 3rd of August 2021

@Boom, they’re just reference pics used to illustrate the editorial taken prior to COVID