After previously refusing to implement the emergency partial lockdown that was instructed by the President, Bali provincial government finally agreed to impose the policy on the island.
Bali Regional Secretary, Dewa Made Indra who previously stated that Bali is currently not in an emergency situation from Covid-19 transmissions has revised his statement, and finally agreed to implement the policy as it was instructed by President Jokowi on Thursday (1/7). The Head of Bali Civil Service Officer, Dewa Nyoman Rai Dharmadi confirmed that Bali will impose an emergency partial lockdown earlier than the President’s instruction that is supposed to start on the 3rd of July 2021. “Bali is currently on the assessment of level 3 (orange zone) from the Covid-19 pandemic, so we will start to implement an emergency partial lockdown today.” Dharmadi said on Thursday (1/7).
The partial lockdown is imposed on seven Bali regions that are considered as orange zones such as Denpasar, Jembrana, Badung, Gianyar, Bangli, Klungkung and Buleleng. The Governor of Bali, I Wayan Koster hopes that this implementation will reduce the risk of Covid-19 transmissions in all Bali regions. Prior to this decision, the central government through the minister of maritime and investment, Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan stated that every regional leader who refused to implement the emergency partial lockdown as instructed to their areas would be temporarily deactivated as a form of sanction.
“In accordance to the Article 68 number 1 and 2 from the Constitution Number 23 Year 2014 about Regional Government, the Governor, Regent and Mayor who refuse to follow this instruction to impose emergency partial lockdowns from the 3rd to 20th of July 2021 would be sanction with a warning and could potentially be temporarily deactivated from their duty.” Luhut concluded.
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Saturday 3rd of July 2021
The Bali government’s handling of this pandemic from day 1 has been an absolute disaster, their inability to grasp the seriousness of the situation is pathetic and has left many of its people highly vulnerable to what is about to happen with this Delta variant.Allowing local tourists in without being vaccinated, not enforcing strict protocols across the island which have allowed people to party and just do about anything they want to is laughable.Have a good look at what Phuket has done to allow them to reopen to International tourists, guess what Governor it’s not rocket science to follow basic health instructions and police them properly so that your economy can restart again to help your people.
Sunday 4th of July 2021
@Paul Morris, There are vaccinated people coming in from elsewhere from Java to visit Bali. Furthermore those vaccinated civil servants from the central government ministerial level chose to work remotely in Bali to help the Balinese economy. People in Java have had to cancel again their holiday visits. From what I hear, there are speeding up the vaccination roll out for all ages in Java and mainly in Jakarta. Expats also with the right credentials can receive a jab in Jakarta.
The borders have been closed off to anyone who has been in the last 14 days in India.
Comparing to Phuket?? 200 passengers landed so far despite a big delta surge in Bangkok. Local Hospitals are overwhelmed. That kind of numbers do not call for a celebration!! There also news of vaccination shortages in Bangkok.
Meanwhile in Australia,Aussies are complaining of a stricter lockdown and shutting own citizens out making it a fortress Australia. People are angry at the PM who only ordered enough vaccine to vaccinate 4% of the population 18 months into the pandemic. So much for a success story when the delta variant is surging at an all time high within its borders.
Yes!! its not rocket science to follow health protocols. However you have people who are not disciplined regardless of skin color, ethnicity, creed, gender, race, nationality or sexual orientation.
Bali has done a better job than in the rest of more populated provinces in Indonesia. They are serious about starting their economy. Each day it is a different story with this pandemic all over the world. Everyone (rich or poor, educated or uneducated) is impacted with this pandemic.
Saturday 3rd of July 2021
One place Lockdown all places Locked down its the only way to get on top