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Bali Appointed As The Fastest Covid-19 Vaccine Distributor In Indonesia

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Officials have confirmed that the province of Bali has been appointed as the fastest Covid-19 vaccine distributor in Indonesia.

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The Head of the Udayana Military Health IX, Colonel Ckm. Dr. I Made Mardika confirmed that Bali is the province with the highest achievement in distributing the first dose of the Covid-19 vaccine to its residents. “With the support from the authorities from the Military and Police department, Bali is on the first rank in distributing the Covid-19 vaccine in Indonesia as of Thursday (8/7).” said Colonel Mardika on Saturday (10/7).

According to the data 84.73 % of people in Bali have received the first dose of the Covid-19 vaccine, while 25.46% people have completed the vaccination program as of Friday (9/7). In accordance with the instruction from The Commander IX/ Udayana, Major General (Mayjen) Maruli Simanjuntak, Mardika continued the vaccination program by creating 4 vaccination sites in Denpasar.

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Colonel Mardika admitted that people are quite enthusiastic in joining the vaccination program. “Despite the implementation of the emergency partial lockdown from the 3rd to 20th of July 2021 to reduce Covid-19 transmissions in Bali, the vaccination program must continue so herd immunity can be achieved sooner to end this critical situation.” Colonel Mardika added.  Mardika explained that the military officers will help the Bali provincial government in supporting 70% of their population with completing the vaccination program before reopening the border for tourism.

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Wayan Bo

Thursday 15th of July 2021

Extension of lockdown is expected.

Brendon

Wednesday 14th of July 2021

I am very pleased to learn of Bali's success in rolling out its vaccination programme to its constituents. To me it is a step forward in the right direction for Bali and its peoples recovery and the tourist industry...upon which Beautiful Bali depends so much... not only Bali but also the many peoples of Indonesia. Thank you to the Bali Post for keeping those people, including myself/ whose interests lie at the heart of Bali. I wish every success to those who look forward and abide in Indonesia and on the Balinese island.

Randy

Saturday 17th of July 2021

@Brendon, hopefulness and confidence to keep the Indonesians in high spirits and grounds for optimism. Well put.

Wayan Bo

Wednesday 14th of July 2021

Who is first in Asia? Now they rise percentage for herds immunity in some European countries such Germany far above 70%, even 90% are discussed.

Ben

Thursday 15th of July 2021

@Wayan Bo, it varies a bit by country, here in the Netherlands the goal is at least 80% of all people age 12 and above.

70% was more than sufficient for the original virus, but perhaps a bit low for the new Delta/Indian variant.