The management of the Hairos Water Park in Deli Serdang, North Sumatra, will receive strict punishment after it hosted a pool party on the premises in violation of the government’s social distancing rules, the spokesman of the local COVID-19 task force has said.

Footage showing a large group of people having a pool party at the park went viral after Twitter user Rizki Ramadhani Nst (@dionismee) uploaded a video on Sept. 28. He accompanied the video with the message, “I don’t understand people anymore.”

Deli Serdang COVID-19 Task Force spokesman Haris Binar Ginting said that a huge number of visitors came to the park following a 50 percent discount on tickets.

The large crowd has sparked concerns that clusters of infection would emerge from the event.

Haris also confirmed that the local administration had allowed the park’s management to hold the promotional discount, as long as it complied with the COVID-19 health protocols.

“We are aware that the tourism industry is still struggling. Therefore, we allowed them to offer the discount, as long as they continued to follow the health protocols,” Haris said as quoted by on Wednesday.

Haris added that the water park might be forced to close if it violated the health protocols again.

“We will close the water park indefinitely” in the event of a repeat violation, he said. (dpk)