A few days ago, the social media of Bali and Indonesia were shocked by the post of the Russian woman, who wrote in her post on Instagram that, upon arrival in the country, she avoided a 5-day quarantine.
This Russian woman turned out to be Elena Butuzova. She is now living in Bali in Ubud.
I Putu Surya Dharma, the head of the public relations department of the regional branch of the Ministry of Justice and Human Rights of Bali province, said that no problems were noticed in the actions of the foreigner according to the results of the audit.
He explained that the information that the Russian woman escaped quarantine had been caused by an error in the translation of the text from Russian into Indonesian.
“In the appropriate sense, quarantine means confinement in a cramped place, with restrictions on activities. Meanwhile, the quarantine in the hotel was not what she imagined,” added And Putu Surya Dharma.
Surya explained that the foreigner did quarantine at the Oakwood PIK Jakarta apartments. This is evidenced by her medical certificates and the travel recommendation certificate she brought.
Her health certificate and travel recommendations were signed by the Deputy Commander of the Joint Joint Operations Command, Brigadier General Muhammad Saleh Mustafa, and Sanitary Quarantine Coordinator Benget Saragi. The letter explains that she has no symptoms of COVID-19 and a negative PCR test result.
Despite the conclusion that the controversial statement was triggered by a translation error, the Bali Ministry of Justice and Human Rights has transferred authority to screen the foreigner to the COVID-19 Task Force (Satgas) and the Bali Provincial Civilian Police Department (Satpol PP).
“We are awaiting recommendations from other agencies that will further investigate this matter,” concluded Jamaruli Manihuruk, head of the regional office of the Bali Ministry of Justice and Human Rights.