Authorities busted around 100 people during a raid on Top One Discotheque in Kebon Jeruk, West Jakarta, in the early hours of Friday morning.
Ivan, the head of entertainment and recreation monitoring at Jakarta Tourism and Creative Economy Agency, said the people found on the premises included patrons, hostesses and sex workers.
He said the raid was conducted following a report from locals. Authorities followed up the report and found that the discotheque was operating from 12 p.m to 1 a.m despite the large-scale social restrictions (PSBB) imposed in the capital.
“We had been monitoring the premises since last night and went inside to check,” Ivan said,a s quoted by kompas.com.
As punishment, the discotheque patrons will have to serve community service, as stipulated in Jakarta Gubernatorial Regulation No. 53/2020 on PSBB violations.
On Wednesday, Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan announced that the capital was extending the transitional COVID-19 restrictions for 14 days, as well as tightening supervision of traditional markets and train services. (dpk)