The number of COVID-19 cases is dropping rapidly in Bali as most of the island is no longer considered in the ‘red zone’.
Indonesian Military leaders are praising the Bali Provincial Government and the people for being disciplined with the strict health and safety protocols.
The wearing of face masks, keeping hands sanitized and physical distancing has lead to the decrease of COVID-19 cases in Bali.
The Head Staff of Military Command IX/Udayana, Brigadier General Candra Wijaya told Tribune, “The number of cases is trending downward especially in Bali.”
He also said that The Coordinator of Investment and Maritime Minister, Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan has appreciated about the way the Bali Provincial Government has enforced the prevention of COVID-19. He added that very few people in Bali are no longer wearing masks.
Bali Vice Governor, Tjokorda Oka Artha Ardhana Sukawati (a.k.a Cok Ace) said that the reducing number of cases is due to the health protocols that have been put in place and he would be disappointed in anyone still refusing to wear a mask at this point.
Cok Ace reminded the people that before a vaccine is distributed, face masks are the best prevention method to stop virus transmission.
“As a tourist destination, Bali must earn the trust from the travelers by continuing to promote healthy and safe tourism,” Cok Ace told Radar Bali.
“I am reminding everyone in the hospitality business to keep implementing health and safety measures which they started to ignore recently” Cok Ace added.
Cok Ace is asking all the people in Bali to start operating their business in the markets to recover from the financial crisis, especially during the holiday season.
Tourists that have recently visited Ubud were disappointed to find all shops and markets still closed.
From the Bali Sun