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Bali Is Making People Do Push-Ups for Not Wearing Masks

by Eben Diskin Jan 22, 2021

The police on the beautiful Indonesian island of Bali have found a way to make you follow the law and whip you into shape, all in one. According to Bali law, anyone caught without a mask who cannot pay the 10,000 Indonesian rupee fine ($7) will be forced to perform 50 push-ups, and anyone wearing a mask incorrectly will owe 15 push-ups.

And Bali authorities do not shy away from enforcing the rule. In videos on social media, people can be seen being told to do push-ups by local police officers.

While most locals comply with mask regulations, officer Gusti Agung Ketut Suryanegara told AFP, “Respect for the wearing of a mask by foreign tourists is very low. 90 percent of offenders are tourists.”

Bali has considered deporting visitors who do not respect the COVID-19 regulations in place, including not wearing a mask where required.

Bali has been closed to new tourists since April 2020.

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