PALEMBANG – The fourth day of the implementation of the 2021 Ketupat Musi operation by imposing a ban on going home, it turns out that there are still many people trying to go home for Eid.
At least on the fourth day, as many as 5,328 vehicles were checked by officers joining the bulkhead posts in the South Sumatra region. Of the total number of vehicles,
3,636 were turned around.
The vehicles that are requested to rotate are motorbikes, private cars, and even illegal travels that still carry passengers. Illegal travel tries to get away from the bulkhead post, using the mode of transporting his family.
“The first day most illegal travelers were asked to make a U-turn. After being checked, it turned out that 84 of these units were travel with black police numbers. Lastly, they were still trying to escape from the bulkhead post, but they were still caught and checked. We asked to make a U-turn and a ticket was made against the rider. “said Dirlantas Polda Sumsel Kombes Pol CF Hotman Sirait, Monday (10/5/2021).
In addition to conducting examinations related to travel papers, checking negative Covid19 letters was also carried out. From the checks carried out on motorists, at least 253 riders were asked to carry out a rapid antigen test again.
This is done, because the driver can show official travel documents as well as other necessities such as transportation of goods and death. However, because the validity period of the antigen letter has expired, a rapid retest is requested.
“We carry out our duties in accordance with the procedures issued by the government. If the vehicle is suspected of going home, we will ask for a U-turn, even a ticket can be imposed. We have done this,” said Hotman.
Hotman appealed to the public to continue to comply with the government’s appeal regarding the ban on going home. Not doing homecoming, is not the meaning of breaking the friendship line. However, this is for the common good with the aim of cutting off the spread of Covid19, which is currently still happening.
There are many ways to stay in touch in the midst of the current pandemic. One of them is to take advantage of technology that can make video calls. Even though they cannot meet in person, they can still meet face to face and stay in touch with each other.
“Just stay at home. Eid can stay at home by forgiving each other using virtual. It is better to prevent, rather than being exposed to Covid19, which is currently still happening,” he concluded.