MEIMELALI.COM: Ubud In Lockdown To Welcome The Indonesian President.
Authorities from the Police Department restricted access in Ubud to welcome the Indonesian President on Tuesday (16/3). His visit to the Ubud Palace was held to review vaccine distribution progress in Ubud.
The current vaccination phase is targeted at tourism workers as Bali has appointed Ubud as one of the green zones for international tourists. The Head of Gianayr Traffic, AKP Laksmi Trisna Dewi said that the restriction will be implemented until the president leaves Ubud in the afternoon.
“The traffic restriction is implemented until Jokowi leaves Ubud at approximately 3:00 pm today. In the meantime, our officers will also secure all the way from Ubud to the airport when he finishes his agenda in Ubud,” AKP Trisna Dewa said on Tuesday (16/3).
She also explained that all access to central Ubud will be granted to limited individuals such as Ubud residents and authorities.
Meanwhile, the Indonesian Tourism Minister, Sandiaga Uno said that the vaccine distribution program received a massive response from the people in Bali.
Sandiaga also hopes that the president’s visit this time could bring new hope and motivation for Bali people who have been suffering since the pandemic struck over a year ago.
“I hope all these programs that we’ve created would revive the tourism and creative economy in Bali in the near future” Sandiaga concluded.