Jembrana Regent, I Nengah Tamba has confirmed that he will refuse to extend the emergency partial lockdown in his area if the central government decides to extend it.
Tamba explained that the emergency partial lockdown is not an effective way to reduce Covid-19 transmissions in an area. “I won’t support the central government’s plan to extend the implementation of the emergency partial lockdown in Jembrana, as the main factor to reduce the virus transmission is compliance with prevention protocols.” Tamba said on Monday (19/7) while handing out food aids to the people.
Meanwhile the Head of the Jembrana Health Agency, I Gusti Bagus Ketut Oka Parwata claimed that the Covid-19 vaccination program was proven to be effective in reducing Covid-19 transmissions in Jembrana. He also explained that Covid-19 vaccines could significantly reduce the risk of developing heavy symptoms for Covid patients.
Parwata also said that among the total of 23 Covid deaths in Jembrana, 20 of them already had underlying health issues such as diabetes, hypertension and heart disease prior to their deaths. According to the data from the regional government, from a total of 230,654 residents who were expected to receive the Covid-19 vaccine, 195,319 people (84,68%) have received their first dose. “We aim to distribute the vaccine to the people who haven’t received it by the end of July 2021, so we invite everyone to support our program by attending the nearby vaccination sites to receive the vaccine as soon as possible.” Parwata concluded.