Luhut: Bars, Clubs in Bali, Bandung Violate Health Protocols


TEMPO.CO, Jakarta – The Community Activity Restrictions Coordinator (PPKM) for Java and Bali, Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan, said the government found several violations of health protocols in tourist destinations. Most of them were found in restaurants and beach clubs in Bali as well as bars and nightclubs in Bandung.

Luhut, the coordinating minister for maritime affairs and investments, said the government has dispatched teams to monitor the implementation of health protocols, especially in public spaces. Last week, he said, the teams were sent to tourist destinations in Bali and Bandung.

The team found that most places follow health protocols well. However, violations were also noted.

“Beach clubs and bars operate without capacity restrictions, physical distancing and imposition from management to implement health protocols during activities,” Luhut said at a press conference on Monday, November 8.

The locations, he said, also did not require scanning QR codes for the Peduli Lindungi app.

Not just in Bali, Luhut said the team also found several bars and nightclubs in Bandung operating beyond the curfew, exceeding the maximum capacity limit and ignoring the use of the Peduli Lindungi app.

“They also tried to deceive the officers, for example by turning off the headlights, [visitors’] cars park in a remote area of ​​the site and prohibit visitors from taking photos, ”Luhut said.

Luhut called on the local government to be more active in monitoring and severely sanctioning these violations.

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