Rachel Vennya, considered one of Indonesia’s most famed social media influencers, could face authorized repercussions for allegedly ditching obligatory quarantine, with the Well being Ministry already urging regulation enforcement to look into the case.
The 26-year-old Instagram superstar and her companion, Salim Nauderer, just lately returned from New York Vogue Week as an envoy for an Indonesian vogue model, together with different celebrities and influencers. Based on Indonesia’s laws on the time of their return, vacationers arriving from overseas should bear quarantine for eight days upon arrival.
The allegation first surfaced after an Instagram consumer wrote a remark beneath a put up, claiming to be the executive officer who entered Rachel’s knowledge on the COVID-19 Emergency Hospital in Wisma Atlet Pademangan, North Jakarta.
“Why am I pissed at Rachel? As a result of she simply escaped quarantine, whereas many aged feminine migrant employees (TKW) needed to bear an eight-day quarantine, when a lot of their mother and father had died, their youngsters died, however they had been nonetheless pressured to [be quarantined for] eight days. In the meantime this particular person may simply go away after three days that simply,” the remark reads.
One other netizen who claimed to work on the COVID-19 check lab which performed Rachel’s swab check additionally tweeted that she returned residence although she was registered to quarantine at Wisma Atlet Pademangan, including that the influencer had solely been examined as soon as.
Rachel has but to come back ahead with a clarification, although various paid Instagram tales had been put up on her account earlier at this time.
Responding to the potential scandal, Well being Ministry spokeswoman Siti Nadia Tarmizi stated the federal government desires authorities to significantly look into the case.
“The Well being Ministry urges authorities to take strict motion towards anybody who violates the rule on obligatory quarantine, and urge them to totally examine this case,” Siti Nadia said today.
Siti Nadia asserted that Indonesian residents or overseas nationals arriving from international locations with a spike in COVID-19 instances are mandated to bear a 14-day quarantine; whereas these coming from international locations with low numbers of instances must bear an eight-day quarantine — as specified by a regulation signed by Indonesia’s COVID-19 Job Drive Head Ganip Warsito on Sept. 15, which can effectively see some modifications quickly.
She highlighted that these “confirmed responsible” of violating current guidelines can be given sanctions accordingly.
Below Indonesia’s Well being Quarantine Legislation, Rachel and her companion may probably resist one-year imprisonment every for violating obligatory quarantine guidelines.