Bar in Bali shut down by Authorities for Failing Health Protocols

Category : Adventure | Posted On Jun 28, 2020

A bar in Kuta in Badung Regency have been shut down by Bali authorities because of failing to comply with covid-19 health protocols. 

They were having a party which was dispersed by the Personnel f the Badung Public Order Agency (Satpol PP) and customary village authorities. The party was mostly being attended by the foreigners on Thursday evening following reports from local residents that most of the attendees did not wear masks and that physical distancing measures were not imposed.

“We stopped [the party] at 8 p.m. It cannot be like that. We must work based on regulations. There was no mask usage or physical distancing,” Kuta customary village chief Wayan Wasista said.

I Gusti Agung Kerta Suryanegara, Badung Satpol PP Chief shared that the representatives of the bar management have been summoned for further information. The bar is asked to stop the operations from Friday.

“If they insist on staying open, we will report them to the Kuta Police,” he said.

To gradually open and normalize the economy in Indonesia, a lot of entertainment spots and resorts in Bali have now enforced social distancing measures and proper health protocols to prevent covid-19 transmission.

However there are still a lot of businesses are yet to comply with necessary measures. A similar incident was reported at a restaurant in Canggu on Wednesday evening.

The crowd was dispersed by the authorities after receiving reports of most customers not wearing the masks. A yoga gathering in Ubud was also in news for the large crowd failing to adhere covid-19 health protocols. 

Two out of the nine cities and regencies of Bali – Denpasar and Karangasem – are considered high-risk zones by the central government, while six areas, including Badung, are medium-risk zones.

“If they insist on staying open, we will report them to the Kuta Police,” he said.

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