Police Threaten to Pick Up Eid Travelers Without Covid-19 Free Letter
17 May 2021 11:09 WIB
TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - Jakarta Metro Police Chief Inspector General Mohammad Fadil Imran asserted that travelers returning to the capital after celebrating Eid al-Fitr in their hometowns are obliged to present a Covid-19 free letter. Fadil said his side will not miss netting people who secretly enter the city without the required document.
“If they pass this check point, they will not pass the security on a community basis. Because all neighboring units (RT), community units (RW), Babinsa (village supervisory non-commissioned officers), Babinkantibmas (village public order officers) will come [to them],” said Fadil in a statement today, May 17.
He reiterated that if travelers are found to not have a Covid-19 free letter, his side will force them to carry out self-isolation and a swab antigen test for free. The policemen, he added, are ready to pick them up by force.
Previously, Jakarta Metro Police along with Regional Military Command, Navy’s First Fleet Command (Koarmada I), and First Air Force Operations Command (Koopsau I) said that they would carry out a multi-layer swab test during the 2021 Eid returning traffic.
Fadil said the measure was an attempt to break the chain of Covid-19 transmission. Moreover, the police recorded that 1.2 million Jakartans insisted on going for Eid homecoming despite the government’s ban.
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M JULNIS FIRMANSYAH