An official from the central government has claimed that prevention protocol compliance at most Bali restaurants and tourist attractions is still low.
The Spokesperson of the National Covid-19 Handling Task Force, Reisa Brotoasmoro confirmed that the compliance rate of prevention protocols in most Bali cafes and restaurants is still below 50%. “According to our inspection in many Bali restaurants within the last 7 days, the compliance rate of prevention protocol is still 20.6%,” Reisa said during a virtual press conference on Wednesday (27/10).
Reisa admitted that the majority of restaurants and cafes’ customers neglected the mandatory mask-wearing policy. Apart from those businesses, violators were also found at many tourist attraction sites as the compliance rate has dropped to only 9.9 %. She also reminds people to stay aware of Covid-19 transmissions during their vacation, as the Covid-19 pandemic hasn’t come to an end.
Reisa also urged senior citizens to join the Covid-19 vaccination program as most of them are still reluctant to receive the vaccine. Meanwhile, the Head of Covid-19 Handling Task Force in behavior changes, Sonny Harry B. Harmadi said that the decrease in prevention protocol compliance rate started in October 2021.
“According to our monitoring program, people started to neglect the mask-wearing policy beginning in October 2021, and this is quite worrying. I hope people can learn from other countries that experienced third or even fourth waves of Covid-19 transmissions due to their negligence.” Harmadi concluded.
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