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Regional Quarantine Plan in Batam Canceled, Residents Must Wear Masks

Mayor of Batam's plan, Muhammad Rudi implemented a regional quarantine system and lockdown was canceled in Batam. Residents must wear their masks.

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TRIBUNBATAM.id, BATAM - Mayor of Batam's plan, Muhammad Rudi implemented a regional quarantine system and lockdown was canceled in Batam.

Rudi will issue a letter of appeal for the rules on wearing masks in Batam City.

"We will apply the mandatory use of masks. We hope that TNI and Polri will take firm action against people who do not wear masks. So those who do not wear masks will be arrested," he said while at Dataran Engku Puteri.

He admitted that the policy he would do was to tighten the implementation of social distancing to break the chain of Covid-19 spread. While lockdown or quarantine area is difficult.

"One side is thinking about the economy, the other side is sorry, I'm thinking about the needs of my people too. One side is thinking about the company too," he said.

He had offered lockdown steps before, but many were opposed.

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He said no one dared to comment during the meeting.

"I once offered, but no one dared to comment at the meeting. We just finished 20 days. With the permission from Minister of Health, it really stopped all activities including the port. 20 days that we guarded. But, all do not want to," he said.

It has prepared as many as 415 thousand food packages.

This distribution is intended for residents really there is no activity within a certain period.

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