Indonesia’s Coordinating Minister for Maritime Affairs Luhut Pandjaitan said that Bali may experience a two-month delay in its mass vaccination program.
It happened because Indonesia now expecting delays from vaccine shipments, due to export restrictions.
Luhut said, “Because there are blockades from a number of vaccine-producing countries, I have specifically requested the Health Minister to speed up vaccinations in Bali. And this has resulted in a two-month delay from the initial plan.”
Seperti yang kita tahu, the Bali provincial government is aiming to vaccinate 70 percent of the island’s approximately 4.3 million population by the end of June.
Officials are hoping to reach everyone in the “green zone” areas of Ubud, Nusa Dua, dan Sanur.
As part of a potential plan to reopen foreign tourism this year, Bali has managed to vaccinate over 352,000 by the end of March, lebih dari 105,000 of whom have received both of the required two doses.
Indonesia is rationing its vaccine use as the country expects delays in shipments from AstraZeneca due to export restrictions and a slowdown in the production of CoronaVac, the vaccine developed by Chinese pharmaceutical firm Sinovac.