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Image: There’s a party going on in North Kuta. Credit: IG Jeg Bali

A video that shows a group of foreigners partying last night in a villa in North Kuta, Bali went viral on local social media and in turn, the national press today.

In the video, dozens of foreigners are seen partying by a pool while enjoying the music from the DJ.  The video, which was reposted on the Instagram account @jeg.bali from an account called @tyronhermitt17, has come under fire from many quarters as the young people seemed to be ignoring the social distancing and ban on crowds to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.

Badung Police Chief AKBP Roby Septiadi said his party would find out the location of the video.

“I will check again later,” Roby told Kompas.

Meanwhile, also on Jeg.bali more posts showing security men breaking up a gathering at the same venue (unclear of when that was) and also an apology video of the young people involved in making the party (which was claimed to have come from Mengwi Polsek). From what they have said, it appears they have learnt their lesson.

It was also brought to light on social media this morning that dozens of local people at a Renon park were playing volleyball and hanging out yesterday afternoon, Sunday April 12.  Commentators were asking what the difference was between people hanging out on the beach and people hanging out in the park. (Most beaches have been blocked to the public. Ed) Commentators were also saying walking on the beach and in the park is also good for combatting the virus and aiding the immune system. The post was featured on the Semeton Mekedekan Facebook page.

A Renon park on Sunday

To note, Bali Governor Wayan Koster has issued Governor Instruction number 8551 year 2020 related to strengthening the prevention and handling of Covid-19 in Bali. In the second point of the instruction, his party restricts activities of the crowd and the tourism object by closing the operation tourism sites, the operation of the night entertainment, eliminating the crowd and or entertainment, including the tajen and negating other activities that involved many people.

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  • peter pan
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    I fully agree they should be arrested. But what about the different Balines ceremonies?

  • BaliRob
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    They make it so bad for the rest of us who are (believe it or not) complying with the good sense advice as given by ALL world governments. These children, like all of the young, think that they are INVINCIBLE. While we are on COVID-10 – I have just had to pay my would-be employee 3.5 juta for her to be tested for the Virus at SOLO in order for Bali to let her off the plane when she arrives – over 4 times the cost of the ticket. Either Bali or Solo are making money out of this and it should be stopped. Most centres charge nothing in many countries – Siloam Hospital Group are charging 489k

  • BaliRob
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    Apology COVID-19

  • Shayne Kiss
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    How is surfing breaking social distancing laws. We are all at least 1.5 m apart.

    • Ellen Foster-Taylor
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      2+ m is the minimum.

  • Vicki
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    I feel sorry for the Indonesia people. If they break the rules, tell them that they will be banned from coming back to Bali for ever.

  • Ellen Foster-Taylor
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    Bang them all up in Hotel K, $1000 fine, and deported on the the first available flight out.

    • Kate
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      Ellen, they should bang you up! Covid-19 is a complete HOAX, supported by stupid people by you..

  • Pete
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    It’s not sad that they are sick and tired of this fake HOAX but it’s sad that this website publishes photos of people who want to be free and have a good time.. do you remember the USSR and Nazi Germany, we are headed towards that direction! Covid-19 is a HOAX! Educate yourself! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T6idvb6ynOw

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