Bali Vice Governor, Tjokorda Oka Artha Ardana Suakwati (Cok Ace) has confirmed that over 900,000 of Bali residents have received the Covid-19 vaccine.
Cok Ace said that out of the 900,00 people who were vaccinated, 300,000 of them have completed both the first and second dose of the Covid-19 vaccine. “According to our data, around 25% of Bali residents have been vaccinated, while the average amount of people vaccinated nationally is still below 7%.” said Cok Ace while inspecting the Covid-19 distribution at Wanita Nari Graha Building in Denpasar.
He also appreciates the enthusiasm of Bali people in joining the vaccination program to achieve herd immunity before the border reopens. “I can tell that people were enthusiastic to get vaccinated, as we can see that all the vaccination sites were always booked up.” Cok Ace added on Tuesday (11/5). He also explained that Bali has just received another 2 million doses of vaccines from the central government to help the Bali provincial government handle Covid-19 transmissions in the island.
Meanwhile Cok Ace also confirmed that Covid-19 transmission in Bali has significantly reduced in the last several days. Bali officials recorded only 74 new cases with 116 recoveries on May 10th 2021. “We’re thankful that the Covid daily transmission rate is below 100 cases per day, but we still need to be alert as people who have been vaccinated could still potentially carry the virus.” Cok Ace concluded. He also reminds the people to keep complying with prevention protocols so the plan to reopen the international travel corridor can stay on track.