Officials from the Bali provincial government have decided to turn off all public street lights in the evening during the implementation of the emergency partial lockdown.
The Head of the Bali Covid-19 Handling Task Force, Dewa Made Indra confirmed that all the public street lighting in some areas such as public roads, tourist attractions and public facilities would be turned off at 8:00pm every evening. “We all have agreed to turn off all public lighting in most of our areas across the island during the emergency partial lockdown.” Made Indra said on Thursday (8/7).
He explained that this policy was initiated as an effort to prevent the people from creating crowds that could potentially create Covid-19 transmissions. Apart from public lighting, government officials also agreed to deactivate public wi-fi in all public facilities and will stop public buses from operating at 8:00pm every evening.” I remind everyone, especially students who need to use public wi-fi to come earlier before we turn it off at 8:00pm in the evening.” Made Indra added.
The policy that was made during evaluation meetings with several institutions such as the Bali governor, Police Department, Military Department and all regional governments was initiated to reduce Covid-19 transmissions as the Bed Occupancy Ratio (BOR) in several hospitals in Bali has recently increased. “We haven’t seen any positive results from this partial lockdown so far, as transmission rates keep increasing in recent days. But at least we can reduce people’s mobility by implementing the emergency partial lockdown as it’s one of the main factors of the virus transmission in our area.” Made Indra concluded.
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