Governor Wayan Koster lauds COVID-19 handling in Bali

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Bali Governor Wayan Koster has heaped reward on the province’s dealing with of COVID-19, calling the well being disaster manageable on the island.

Koster yesterday highlighted quite a few latest successes by healthcare employees and the regional administration, together with the nearly-completed vaccination drive for the youngest age group.

“The vaccination charge (two doses) for youths aged 6-11 has reached 92 p.c [as of Monday]. Bali is the quickest to vaccinate this group, whereas different areas’ charges nonetheless hover round 50 p.c,” Koster mentioned.

Indonesia solely started vaccinating younger youngsters towards COVID-19 in December.

The governor additionally took satisfaction in Bali’s 0.03 p.c COVID-19 positivity charge.

“It’s now very manageable. There are 60 energetic circumstances, 40 of whom have been hospitalized whereas 20 are in isolation,” he mentioned.

“After all, that is due to Bali’s excessive vaccination charge. For these aged 12 and above, the speed for the primary dose is 102 p.c, and 91 p.c for the second dose. These are figures above WHO’s requirements.”

Regardless of the optimism, the official caseload numbers not often paint the entire image with the probability of many circumstances going undocumented. The island can also be bracing for potential additional financial and well being impression from Omicron, which is gaining prominence in Indonesia.

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