During a police raid, as the restaurant remained open despite tightened restrictions, three waitresses and nine customers at a café in Buleleng regency were apprehended last night.
Police say the café, located on Jalan Pidada, appeared to have its lights off and closed from the outside, but was actually operating as normal when officers went in, and thus in violation of the ongoing Emergency Enforcement of Restriction on Public Activities (Emergency PPKM), which prohibits dine-in at restaurants until at least July 20.
The 12 people were then taken to the police station for statements.
The Bali Police has reportedly set up 30 checkpoints across the province to support the ongoing Emergency PPKM.
Officials say mobility in Bali has decreased since the start of the latest restrictions on Saturday, but claim that it is still higher than what they were aiming for.