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Government Extends Partial Lockdown In Bali Once Again

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The central government has extended the community-based partial lockdown in Bali and Java for another two weeks until March 22, 2021. The news comes as no surprise as the government works to control the transmission of the novel coronavirus with the hopes to soon reopen international borders.

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

The decision was stated in the Indonesian Home Affairs Ministry Number 5 Year 2021 which states that community-based activities will be limited in efforts to control the spread of COVID-19.

The central government is empowering the COVID-19 Handling Task Force in each village and city to supervise and enforce the rules. 

police partial lockdown
(Image: ©The Bali Sun – I Wayan Yaika)

During the implementation, offices are only allowed to have 50 percent of their staff under strict prevention protocols while the rest have to work from home to avoid creating crowds in the office.

Essential businesses such as grocery stores are allowed to operate 100 percent by following the rules to limit their capacity and operational hours, while restaurants and cafes are allowed to receive 50 percent of their capacity for dine-in customers.

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

Meanwhile, the government allows food vendors to operate 24 hours but only provide dine-in service until 9:00 pm maximum.

Construction sites are allowed to operate 100 percent, and religious activity is only allowed to operate with 50 percent of its capacity.

The central government has highlighted that the partial lockdown if effectively reducing the spread of the virus especially as they begin the preparation stage of reopening international borders.

covid19 task force sanitizing Bali temple
(Image: ©The Bali Sun – I Wayan Yaika)

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Wayan Bo

Sunday 7th of March 2021

Reality don't support any reopening in soon future. Perhaps next year or later.

ben

Sunday 7th of March 2021

I'm trying to get info about Flores and Lombok, anyone knows what's gonna happen when Bali will be reopened?

Lingus

Sunday 7th of March 2021

in Jl Sahadewa,Legian.😁😁

Lingus

Sunday 7th of March 2021

9.00 pm you say,well tell that to the idiots in Warung ULL In Jl Dahadewa (garlic lane),their still playing music until 10.30 to 11.00 pm everynight..lockdown my ass.😡😡😡😡

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