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Bali imposes a fine of Rp. 100,000 for residents not wearing masks

The Provincial Government of Bali will impose an administrative fine of Rp. 100,000 for people who do not use masks while on the move and doing activities outside the home in line with the issuance of the Bali Governor Regulation No. 46 of 2020.

"This Pergub is following the Presidential Instruction (Inpres No. 6 of 2020-red) which aims to make people more orderly and disciplined in following health protocols as an effort to prevent COVID-19," said Bali Governor Wayan Koster at the launching of Pergub Bali No. 46/2020 concerning Implementation. Discipline and Law Enforcement of Health Protocols as Efforts to Prevent and Control COVID-19 in a New Era of Life in Jayasabha, Denpasar, Wednesday.

According to Koster, in general, what is regulated in Pergub 46/2020 is nothing new, because it is an arrangement in the form of a legal product related to the new era life order that has been implemented previously in the Circular of the Governor of Bali Number 3355 of 2020 concerning the New Era Life Order Protocol.

"In essence, you have to wear a mask, always keep your distance, and always wash your hands and this applies to all sectors," he said.

In that regulation, it is stipulated that individuals and for business actors, managers, organizers, or persons in charge of public places and facilities are obliged to implement and ensure compliance with health protocols.

"Obligations for individuals are exempted when making speeches, eating, reciting prayers (mapuja), or other activities that require removing masks while maintaining a minimum distance of one meter. Obligations are also excluded for medical personnel or other officers who are carrying out their duties," he said.

However, in this Pergub 46/2020, said Koster, there are additional administrative sanctions for delaying the provision of administrative services in accordance with the authority of the Bali Provincial Government and / or paying administrative fines of Rp. 100,000 for individuals who do not wear masks while on the move and doing activities outside the home.

Meanwhile, business actors, managers, organizers, or people in charge of public places and facilities pay an administrative fine of IDR 1,000,000 for not providing means of preventing COVID-19.

Then also published in the mass media as business actors, managers, organizers, or persons in charge of public places and facilities that do not or do not comply with health protocols, as well as recommendations for temporary suspension of business licenses to authorized officials/agencies.

"Apart from sanctions, individuals, business actors, managers, organizers, or persons in charge of public places and facilities can also be subject to other sanctions in accordance with 'Awig-awig' or 'Traditional Village Pararem' or the provisions of Legislation," said Koster.

He said he gave a maximum time of two weeks from Wednesday (26/8) to disseminate this Pergub 46/2020, later the Satpol PP will be enforced in synergy with the TNI, Polri, and the Gotong Royong Task Force and administrative fines will be paid on the spot.

"This governor regulation is not what the governor wants, but also orders from the President and the Minister of Home Affairs through instructions that must be carried out as regional heads in the government system of the Republic of Indonesia. Of course, we hope it will be more orderly," he said.

Koster added that the governor's regulation also regulates the implementation of discipline and enforcement of health protocol laws in 15 activity sectors, namely public services, transportation, customs and religion, arts and culture, agriculture, fisheries, and forestry.

Furthermore, the trade sector, bank, and non-bank financial institutions, health, services and construction, environmental management and maintenance, social sector, public facilities, public order, security and peace, education / other educational institutions, youth and sports, and tourism.

On that occasion, Koster was accompanied by the Head of the Bali Provincial Civil Service Satpol Dewa Nyoman Rai Darmadi, the Head of the Regional Research and Innovation Agency I Made Gunaja and the Head of the Legal and Human Rights Bureau of the Regional Secretariat of Bali Province Ida Bagus Gede Sudarsana.

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