The Governor of Bali Wayan Koster said that the three regions on the Island of the Gods had been designated by the Minister of Health and the Minister of Tourism and Creative Economy as the COVID-19 Free Green Zones for the implementation of the Free Covid Corridor (FCC) program.
“The three areas are Ubud (Gianyar Regency), ITDC Nusa Dua (Badung Regency), and Sanur (Denpasar City),” said Koster while reading a Circular Letter Number 06 of 2021 concerning Extension of Village / Village Based PPKM in Denpasar, Tuesday, March 9.
He stated that the FCC program is a new pattern in handling safe tourism travel for COVID-19, namely by establishing healthy zones free from COVID-19, through a comprehensive vaccination program for people who live and have activities in the zone or area.
“The comprehensive COVID-19 vaccination program aims to reduce transmission of COVID-19, reduce morbidity and mortality due to COVID-19, achieve group immunity in the community and protect the community from COVID-19.
“So that the Free Covid Corridor program is a pre-condition for the stage of opening up tourism to foreign tourists,” said the former member of the three-term DPR.
Koster emphasized that in the implementation of the green zone in the three areas, the Regent of Gianyar, the Regent of Badung, and the Mayor of Denpasar are responsible for its implementation.
“To facilitate the implementation of the green zone free of COVID-19, we have counted the number of people who will be vaccinated,” he said.
Koster gave an example for Ubud, Gianyar, 50.153 people would be targeted to undergo vaccination by taking four village locations consisting of Ubud Village (11.941 people), Sayan Village (8.083 people), Kedewatan Village (6.923 people), and Petulu Village (5.206 people), including 18 thousand workers.
The vaccination in Nusa Dua, Badung Regency, will target three villages, namely Jimbaran (30.133 people), Benoa (26.173 people), and Tanjung Benoa Village (4.152 people), including 9.500 workers.
Meanwhile, in the Sanur area, Denpasar City, the vaccination targets were 10.970 people from Sanur Village / Kelurahan, 7.944 people from Sanur Kaja, and 7.892 people from Sanur Kauh Village / Kelurahan.
photo by Artem Beliaikin