Bali Governor, I Wayan Koster has predicted finishing the Covid-19 vaccine distribution to 70% of Bali residents by June 2021.
Koster claimed that Bali has become a province that will receive the biggest amount of Covid-19 vaccines in Indonesia as the central government has already provided 2.6 million doses of the vaccine to Bali. “We’ve already distributed Covid-19 vaccines to around 1.3 million of residents in Bali, which means that we’ve achieved 45% of our target to vaccinate 3 million people in the island.” Koster said.
As he previously stated, Bali provincial government aims to distribute the Covid-19 vaccine to at least 70% of their residents to achieve herd immunity before the international travel corridor reopens in July 2021. “This vaccination program is one of our efforts to revive the tourism sector in the island from the crisis. Right now we’re focusing on distributing the vaccine through officials from each village across Bali.” Koster added.
Meanwhile, the Spokesman of the Denpasar Covid-19 Handling Task Force, I Dewa Gede Rai said that despite the vaccination program in the Denpasar area, he warned people to keep complying with prevention protocols. The city government has received 19 new cases of Covid-19 with 30 recoveries and zero deaths as of Monday (24/5). “Despite the decreased number of Covid-19 cases post vaccination in Denpasar, people still need to be aware to prevent the cases from surging.” Gede Rai concluded.