Dilemma between Health and Money: Social Prevention of COVID-19 through Balinese Physical Distancing and the Local Social Ethics
15 Pages Posted: 19 Sep 2020
Date Written: September 16, 2020
The purpose of this study is to analyze how effective is the impact of government policies on the implementation of physical distancing as social-ethical behavior of Balinese people in responding to these policies. A survey was conducted for data collection using an online question instrument filled by 109 people of various backgrounds and ages. Having an analysis of the data, the overall conclusion is that the physical distancing appeal did not significantly influence several activities that could predictably increase COVID-19 transmission in Bali. On the same side that the COVID-19 outbreak felt by respondents harmed their jobs in Bali which are still dominated by the tourism sectors. It appears that there are two contradictions between physical distancing calls that are considered to interfere with the work activities of respondents, but on the other hand, if it is not done physical distancing, it is predicted that the outbreak of COVID-19 will be getting worse. This research recommended to reduce the spread of the COVID-19 outbreak, the government can lock down territories or perhaps on a national scale with cautious policy while still considering the adequacy of food, communication networks, electricity, and water for the community at regionally or nationally so that people do not get out home to work.
Keywords: Social education, social distancing, work from home, pandemic, coronavirus
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