Bali Updates: Government Extends Micro-Scale Social Restriction, Bali Received more Vaccines

22 February 2021

Micro Scale Social Restriction is Extended for Another Two Weeks

Chairman of the Committee for Handling Covid-19 and National Economic Recovery (KPC-PEN) Airlangga Hartarto has officially informed that micro-scale social restriction (PPKM) will be extended to 8 March 2021.

This method is considered effective in controlling the rate of new infections as the number of daily cases in the country had decreased significantly by 17,27% in a week.

Survival rates in these five provinces has increased, DKI Jakarta, Banten, West Java, Yogyakarta Special Region, and East Java. Besides, the bed occupancy ratio (BOR) in all public hospitals in most regions has also decreased to less than 70%. The fatality rates in DKI Jakarta, West Java and Bali are also reduced significantly.

The government appreciates compliance with the health protocols in all provinces, which has increased between 87.64% to 88.73%. “In general, the implementation of PPKM and micro-scale of social restriction for the last five weeks has succeeded in reducing the rate of daily infections. It shows a significant decline, ” Airlangga said.

Latest Covid-19 statistic per Sunday (22/2), 326 new infections in Bali, made total cases 32.511. Recent recoveries at 275, in total 29.193 with eight recent death was reported, in total 875. While in Indonesia, there were 7.300 new cases, pushed down the total infections to 1.278.653 with 34.489 total deaths and 1.087.076 recoveries.

Bali Received Another 130.300 Covid-19 Vaccines, Denpasar Top Priority

The provincial government of Bali received the 130,300 dosages of Sinovac vaccine from PT Bio Farma. Packages were landed safely in Bali Ngurah Rai Airport 11:10, Sunday 21 Sunday 2021.

Head of the Bali Provincial Health Office, Ketut Suarjaya, explained all dosages are partially for the second phase of vaccination targets, around 663,169 people. Those who will receive the immunisation in this second phase of the program are 340.683 elderly, 79.185 teachers, 75.757 traditional market merchants, 1.240 religious leaders, 411 target Regional Representative Assembly workers and 54.444 State Civil Servants (ASN).

Besides, 23.201 security workers, 53.582 public services, 27.554 public transportation drivers, 50 athletes, and 7.062 tourism, hotel and restaurant officers. However, as the number of vaccines received is still limited, this second phase of vaccination will be prioritised for Denpasar City due to the highest number of active cases in this region.

By Monday (22/2), the packages will be distributed to various health services, such as hospitals, health centres and clinics. Previously, Bali had received the first phase vaccines from Bio Farma on 5 January 2021, 31.000 dosages. Then, 20.000 dosages by 7 January 2021. Then, the third acceptance on 22 January 2021 was 130,300 dosages.

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