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.
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.
“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).
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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