As the vaccine campaign continues in Bali, the Denpasar city government has decided to focus distribution in several traditional markets across Denpasar City. More than a thousand market vendors have received their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccines, and more scheduled in the coming days.
The Spokesman of Denpasar Covid-19 Handling Task Force, I Dewa Gede Rai, confirmed that Kreneng Market in Denpasar was one of the top priorities of government officials to distribute Covid-19 vaccine; 1,086 people from the market thus far have received the vaccine.
“1,086 people in Kreneng Market such as local vendors and couriers have received the first dose of Covid-19 vaccine on Sunday (18/4).” Gede Rai confirmed.
After Kreneng Market, Gede Rai is looking at Badung Market to distribute the vaccine in the near future.
“After finishing the distribution in Kreneng, we will start distributing the vaccine to Badung Market as one of the biggest traditional markets in Denpasar, and 645 vendors in there are expected to receive the vaccine soon.” Gede Rai added.
He also explained that the government officials aimed to distribute the vaccine to 16 different markets which are operating under the city’s management.
“Around 7,500 people from 16 traditional markets in Denpasar were registered to receive the vaccine in order to achieve herd immunity in our traditional markets in Denpasar.” Gede Rai concluded.
Additionally, Gede Rai is continuing to distribute the vaccine to the senior citizens and teachers across Denpasar, specifically pre-school, kindergarten, and elementary school teachers in every village before reopening in-person learning.
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