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Nusa Penida Bali Residents Must Be Fully Vaccinated To Receive Public Services

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An official from the Nusa Penida sub-district has announced that all Nusa Penida residents will be required to be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 before receiving public services from the government.

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The Head of the Nusa Penida Sub-district, I Komang Widyasa Putra, confirmed that he would implement a policy requiring all residents to be fully vaccinated before receiving any public services. This includes gaining access to the Bali mainland and vice versa.

Widyasa admitted that the policy was initiated to boost the Covid-19 vaccine distribution in Nusa Penida, as they are still far from their target.

Woman receiving vaccine

“According to our data, only 83 percent of residents have received the first dose of Covid-19 vaccine, and only 63 percent have received the second dose. Our vaccination program has made no significant progress, and we haven’t achieved herd immunity in our area.

Meanwhile, a large number of domestic tourists have started coming into the island for vacation,” Widyasa said Tuesday (21/12).

Nusa Penida

Once the policy is implemented by the 24th of December 2021, all residents must show proof of the second dose of the Covid-19 vaccine when they need to avail services at the sub-district office.

“This policy will be officially implemented by Friday (24/12). It is part of our efforts to reduce the risk of Covid-19 transmission during this holiday season,” Widyasa concluded.

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Saturday 25th of December 2021

So basically the unvaccinated are now imprisoned on a relatively small island? Nusa Penida as a penal colony - very novel idea :(


Wednesday 29th of December 2021

@Ben,a comparison with what Australia was then is the stupidest thing that I have ever heard.

You missed the point.

Heinz Schirmaier

Friday 24th of December 2021

Is about time for the government to wake up and take drastic measures to save the public from themselves. If the public is too stupid to stay safe and keep others safe then they must be forced or coerced in any way possible. Call it whatever you will, but I'm not taking chances to hire anyone without full vaccination.


Wednesday 29th of December 2021

@Jim Jones, so you do not believe in Science nor in the vaccines. Gonna ignore your earlier statement


Monday 27th of December 2021

@Heinz Schirmaier, You nailed it. But ask those anti-vaxxers who are ruining others who understand science and are staying safe .

Jim Jones

Saturday 25th of December 2021

@Heinz Schirmaier, Just like Nazi Europe when the government and media told everyone that Jews spread disease. The unvaccinated are the new Jews. Quarantine camps are concentration camps. But if you repeat the lies long enough enough people will believe them. It's happening again.

Wayan Bo

Friday 24th of December 2021

Dictatorship. What kind of vaccine, for sure those that is not efficient against Omicron.


Thursday 30th of December 2021

@Randy, Indeed numbers are really high in europe, as you said testing has become almost a everyday occurrence. My father went to the pharmacy and got 7 free antigen home test kits. He can go back next week and get another 7 if he wants to test every day. This is available to everyone for free, people are routinely testing before they go out to socialize, meet family etc. Along with high vaccination rates this explains why positive cases are so high yet deaths are comparetively low.


Monday 27th of December 2021

@Wayan Bo, Ask yourself why there is a significant surge in Europe... My German friends said that you had to be tested besides having had vaccinations to enter public venues. So stop your stupid nonsense. Being vaccinated and boosted you save yourself from being admitted in the hospital and less of a burden to the hospital workers. Grow up.

Mike A

Thursday 23rd of December 2021

Bali, your government is insane. I will no longer visit until they are replaced. They have ruined you. I will take my USD to Costa Rica.


Monday 27th of December 2021

@Mike A, good stay away. Indonesia does not need anti-vaxxers.