No Masked, Dozens Of Bogor Residents Sentenced To Fines And Push Up

No Masked, Dozens of Bogor Residents Sentenced to Fines and Push Up

Dozens of residents in Bogor were sentenced to push-ups because they did not have a mask. (Achmad Sudarno / Liputan6.com)

Jakarta - The Bogor Regency government has begun to impose fines on citizens who do not wear masks.

Since Thursday (07/30/2020) yesterday, Bogor Regency Satpol officers have been taking action in the form of administrative and social witnesses in public places and tourist areas for people who do not wear masks.

"We have started from Thursday at Cibinong Market and Citeureup. Saturday is in the Puncak area and today in the Pakansari Stadium area," explained Kasat Pol Bogor Regency Agus Ridallah, Sunday (2/8/2020).

Agus said that there were many residents who had been caught in mask raids. in Cibinong Market and Bogor Citeureup for example, more than 50 people were netted because they were found not wearing masks.

According to him, people who do not wear masks are subject to a fine of Rp 50,000. In addition to administrative sanctions, Satpol PP officers also impose social sanctions in the form of push-ups, cleaning public spaces and singing Indonesia Raya songs.

"For millennials, we tend to give push up sanctions and sing Indonesia Raya songs. Like in the Puncak area and Pakansari Stadium, we have many social sanctions," Agus said.

He explained, the application of sanctions for violators of health protocols such as sanctions and fines for not using this mask is contained in the Governor Regulation (Pergub) of West Java Number 60 Year 2020 concerning Imposing Administrative Sanctions for Violence in Health Order in the Implementation of Social Restrictions and Adaptation of New Habits in Countermeasures for Covid- 19 in West Java Provincial Government.

Then the Bogor Regent Regulation No. 42 of 2020 concerning Pre-Adaptation of New Customs PSBB with a maximum fine of Rp 50 thousand or social sanctions.

The imposition of sanctions is aimed at increasing public discipline in Bogor Regency to implement health protocols in public spaces. Therefore, community discipline is very important in preventing Covid-19 transmission.

Moreover, the use of masks was crucial in the AKB period. When economic activity is opened in stages and people start their activities, the use of masks can reduce the risk of Covid-19 transmission in public spaces.

"For Saturdays and Sundays we will conduct raids in crowded places. If normal days maybe to the traditional markets," he said.

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