Govt to Impose Sanctions on Social Restriction Violators

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  • COVID-19 Task Force Chief/National Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNPB) Head Doni Monardo. ANTARA/Nova Wahyudi

    COVID-19 Task Force Chief/National Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNPB) Head Doni Monardo. ANTARA/Nova Wahyudi

    TEMPO.CO, JakartaDoni Monardo, the Chief of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 or COVID-19 Task Force, announced today, April 6, that people violating rules noted in the large-scale social restriction or PSBB order would be sanctioned.

    “In some cases, the authorities will take law enforcement action,” Doni said via teleconference after attending a limited meeting with President Jokowi on Monday, April 6.

    Doni expected people to be disciplined and obey the regulations. “We hope there will be a collective consciousness that the government has reasons for imposing a variety of rules related to PSBB,” he added.

    According to Doni, the government has prepared several protocols as a guideline for the implementation of the strict physical distancing in a bid to synchronize the views between the central government and local administrations.

    “Ease of access is still provided for the community while maintaining physical and social distancing,” Doni, who is also the Chief of the National Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNPB), asserted.

    However, he claimed his side had not yet allowed any region to enter the large-scale social restriction status although several regions had submitted their proposals.

    Doni explained those regions had not completed the necessary administrative requirements to ensure their readiness. “Regional heads are asked to complete them with action and preparedness plans. So the PSBB will be well implemented,” he concluded.

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