President Jokowi Inspects Mass Vaccination in Bali
President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo on Tuesday (16/03) inspected COVID-19 mass vaccination at Puri Saren Agung, Ubud, Gianyar Regency, Bali Province.
The participants of the vaccination are tourism industry stakeholders, religious leaders, cultural bearers, youth representatives, and local communities.
“I would like to see the progress of the vaccination provided to workers in public sectors, religious leaders, and representatives of communities from several hamlets. The process (of mass vaccination) has run well,” the President said.
The President also said that there are three green zones on the island of Bali that are prepared to be fully open for tourists. The opening of the three green zone areas is expected to revive the tourism sector in the Province.
The mass vaccination was also carried out simultaneously in 7 regencies and 1 city in Bali, namely Badung, Bangli, Buleleng, Jembrana, Karangasem, Klungkung, Tabanan and Denpasar City. President Jokowi had a virtual dialogue with regents and mayors regarding the pandemic handling and the implementation of vaccination in their respective regions.
The President expressed his gratitude for the hard work of the local governments to participate in the Government’s mass vaccination program. The President also reminded regional leaders to remain vigilant and to continue to maintain discipline in following health protocols to keep the local communities safe.
For the record, Bali Provincial Government has designated three areas as the COVID-19 green zone, namely Ubud in Gianyar Regency, Sanur in Denpasar City, and ITDC Nusa Dua in Badung Regency.
The zoning policy aims to establish zones with a healthy lifestyle and strictly implemented health protocols during the COVID-19 pandemic with a comprehensive vaccination policy for people who live and conduct activities in the area. It also serves as a precondition for the stages that will be taken to reopen the tourism sector when the pandemic is under control. (TGH/UN) (RI/LW)