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Bali Senator Criticized The Endless Partial Lockdown In Bali

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The Commission I of Bali House of Representatives, AA Gede Agung Wira Mantara has criticized the central government’s policy to keep on extending the partial lockdown.

Mantara claimed that the current community based partial lockdown is ineffective. “The problem is on the central government who keep extending this endless partial lockdown in several provinces including Bali.” Mantara said on Friday (24/4). He also explained that people are getting bored with this situation and start neglecting the regulations.

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“People are getting confused with policies that keep changing, and most importantly the economy is getting worse as the businesses can’t operate normally.” Mantara added. Apart from that, Mantara also urged the government to reopen the international travel corridor as soon as possible to revive the Bali economy that has been destroyed by the Covid-19 pandemic.

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He also said that regional governments in Bali have also been affected by this situation as they’ve earned much less from tourism since the pandemic struck. “Our regional and city governments in Bali could collapse in a matter of time as their tax earnings from the accommodation businesses keep dropping. So I beg Mr. President to reopen the border by June this year to prevent our economy from falling much deeper into a major crisis.” Wira Mantara concluded.

(Image: ©The Bali Sun – I Wayan Yatika) 

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David

Wednesday 28th of April 2021

Look to the states of Florida or South Dakota.. neither state has had any lockdown in over a year and yet COVID cases and deaths are much lower than states that locked down.. COVID flourishes indoors and little or no spread to others outdoors..

Paul Morris

Tuesday 27th of April 2021

Bali Senator Mantara you need to open your eyes and look what is happening all around the world, country’s are closing down for a third and fourth time this virus is out of control in many of these countries and can’t be stopped because of inept politicians whose only interest is self preservation. No one is coming to Bali even if you open up to International tourists this year so the best thing to do is to support your own people with food and basic necessities so they can at least live with some dignity and not starve to death on your watch .

Brent Saunders

Sunday 25th of April 2021

Absolutely ridiculous. Pandemic is surging around the world

Robert steenholdt

Sunday 25th of April 2021

Why not take this opportunity to rescue a lot of expats from surrounding countries that have had their visa fees costs rise. 5000 expats spending twenty thousand US per year is one hundred million US dollars. Make it easy for expats to come cheap eazy long term visas must sign yearly leases for accommodation must stay in Bali a minimum of 6 months of every year. A health care package done with a local hospital which covers basic care no more than 100 US dollars per month. They get permenate residency after 5 year stay. A lot of expats in Thailand. Philippines Mumbai India etc are very unhappy about being exploited with rising costs and regulations. Now is the time for Bali to act whist other countries are money grabbing every dollar that they can squeeze out of stranded expats.

Ellen

Sunday 25th of April 2021

If you dont lock done......‘you’ll probably get an Indian style covid situation.