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Tourism Minister Plans Drive-Thru Vaccination Services In Bali

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Indonesian Tourism Minister, Sandiaga Uno reviewed potential locations as drive-thru facilities for COVID-19 vaccination in Bali.  Sandiaga said that the in-vehicle process is a concrete form of innovation and has been tried in the United States. “We’ve discussed the details of this program, and I hope we can start this program in the near future,” said Sandiaga on Thursday (25/2).

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After inspecting Waterbom Kuta as a potential venue, Sandiaga said that the process of vaccination will be relatively quick, as the medical staff will observe individuals’ health condition before they receive the jab, taking around 30 minutes total.

“The concept would be for them to park the car and receive the injection as the Health Ministry has requested,” Sandiaga added. 

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He’s also optimistic that this program will accelerate the vaccination program in Bali before the border reopens.

Additionally, Sandiaga believes the Waterbom Kuta is the best location candidate for the vaccination program as it contains a large space, allowing people to carry out physical distancing during the process. 

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Meanwhile the President Director of Waterbom Kuta, Sayan Gulino admitted that he recommended this venue to the Tourism Minister as his contribution to helping the government accelerate the vaccination process. “It’s so sad to see the situation these days, so I offered this place because it has easy access to both the airport and hospital,” Gulino said.

Apart from Kuta, Sandiaga also plans to provide the same facility in other tourism areas in Bali such as Nusa Dua, Ubud, Sanur, and Nusa Penida.

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