DENPASAR, KOMPAS.com – Deputy Governor Bali Tjokorda Oka Artha Ardha Sukawati responded to the action of the drummer of the band Superman Is Dead (SID) I Gede Ari Astina or Jerinx who did not wear a mask when attending a protest demonstration rapid test and the Covid-19 swab test.
The man who is familiarly called Cok Ace is not yet planning to call or sanction Jerinx.
Cok Ace said, the Provincial Government of Bali does not have the authority to provide administrative or criminal sanctions against citizens who do not wear masks.
Rules for wearing masks, he said, are still limited to appeals.
“The problem is that there is no mask once again. There is no sanction, the government does not have the power to appeal to criminal sanctions,” said Cok Ace after attending the Bali Kwarda Scout Regional Work Meeting, at the Kwarda Building in Bali, Jalan Tantular, Denpasar, Wednesday (07/29/2020) afternoon.
Bali Provincial Government is still seeing the latest developments, whether it is necessary to make rules that can provide sanctions for violators of health protocols.
Cok Ace acknowledged, several regions had implemented sanctions for people who violated health protocols.
“We’ll see how it goes. Some other regions or provinces do use tens of thousands of penalties and so on. This we have to socialize. If it’s really going there,” he said.
So far, the Bali Provincial Government has relied on the role and strength of villages to implement health protocols.
According to him, the village government was strong enough to discipline residents to continue to comply with the health protocol.
“We are the basis of traditional villages. We agree that in Bali the basis is Pakraman villages. This is already strong,” he said.
Meanwhile, related to the demands of the demonstration that Jerinx said, the Bali Provincial Government did not intend to grant it.
Cok Ace asserted, Bali Provincial Government made the results rapid test and the Covid-19 swab test as an administrative requirement to prevent the spread of the corona virus.
The policy was taken after going through studies and advice from various experts.