Availability of the COVID-19 vaccine in Bali Province reached more than 700 thousand doses, as of last Wednesday (24/3/2021).
This was revealed by the Governor of Bali, I Wayan Koster, when reviewing the COVID-19 vaccination at the Regional 8 Bali and Nusa Tenggara Financial Services Authority (OJK) Office, Denpasar, Thursday (25/3/3021).
About 70 percent of the Balinese population should be vaccinated.
Koster said that to achieve herd immunity , at least 70 percent of the 4.3 million population in Bali or around 3 million people must be vaccinated.
The number of people who have been vaccinated in Bali is 139.884 people as of March 22, 2021. There are still 2.860.116 residents of Bali who will be targeted for vaccination. The estimated number of doses required is 6 million. According to Koster, to get that amount is not easy.
“To reach that 70 percent, we must speed up mass vaccination. This means that it requires about 6 million doses of vaccine, ”he explained.
Vaccination in Bali lasts for 100 days from March 23 to June 30, 2021. The target population to be vaccinated is 28.602 people per day, and it will be implemented every day starting at 08.00 until it’s finished.
The number of COVID-19 vaccines needed is 5.720.232 doses for two injections. Meanwhile, the number of vaccines that have been received is 710.480 doses
Bali targets vaccinating 170.487 people in three green zones which are tourist destinations. Respectively 47.045 people in the Ubud area, 87.715 people in the Nusa Dua area, and 35.727 people in the Sanur area.
He revealed that the number of vaccines is still limited and is the struggle for 216 countries affected by COVID-19. So that all countries must try hard to lobby the World Health Organization (WHO) to get the COVID-19 vaccine.
So far only 40 countries have received the COVID-19 vaccine, including Indonesia.
Bali wants to open international flights soon.
The Provincial Government (Pemprov) of Bali admits that it continues to lobby the Central Government to reopen international flights. The closure of international flights is a policy of the Central Government through the Decree of the Ministry of Law and Human Rights Number 11 of 2020 concerning the Temporary Prohibition of Foreigners from Entering the Territory of the Republic of Indonesia.
“We have continued to coordinate with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of Tourism and the Ministry of Law and Human Rights for the opening of international flights. However, seeing the large number of daily cases in Bali is still an obstacle, ”said Koster.
In addition, as many as 216 countries affected by COVID-19 have also tightened travel regulations for their citizens.
Bali has also trained 1000 vaccinators for this mass vaccination.
The head of the Bali Provincial Health Office, Dr. Ketut Suarjaya, said that his party was optimistic that Bali would recover soon. Moreover, with the training of 1000 vaccinators on the initiative of the Bali Indonesian Doctors Association (IDI) and the Regional Task Force Implementation Unit (UPTD) of the Bali Province Health and Community Training Center (Bapelkesmas).
“Currently, the challenge to speed up vaccination outcomes is enormous. Apart from the lack of participant participation, it is also due to the lack of vaccinators in the field. Through this workshop , I hope that all of this can be resolved well, ”said Suarjaya as quoted from the official website of the Bali Provincial Health Office, Tuesday (23/3/2021).
In order to improve the vaccination achievements, a team of vaccinators and a place for vaccination to be carried out have also been prepared. So that it can accelerate the economic recovery of Bali, especially the tourism sector.
Green zone tourism is in three locations.
The government has launched a vaccination program in three green zones , including Ubud, Nusa Dua, and Sanur as an effort to recover the economy in the tourism sector. Vaccination for people in the three green zones simultaneously began on Monday (22/3/2021) and ended on Saturday (27/3/2021).
The Regional Secretary of Bali Province, Dewa Made Indra, revealed that the green zone concept received strong support from the Central Government through the provision of 170.487 doses of COVID-19 vaccine divided into 47.045 doses for the Ubud area, 87.715 for Nusa Dua and 35.727 doses for the Sanur area.
“Creating these three green zone areas is a smart step in an effort to open up tourism in Bali. With the provision of vaccines and supported by the implementation of strict and disciplined health protocols, the green zones in these three areas will be realized,” he said, last Sunday (21/3/2021).
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