Bali reopening to tourists earlier then planned now central government facing pressure from community’s asking to have their attractions immediately operational. on Monday 01/06/2020 several managers from regional attractions highlighted there difficulties at the second online seminar of Science and Technology Center held at the Tourism Center for Research and Community Service at the Udayana University hosted by senior Unpad PUPAR researcher Prof. I Nyoman Darma Putra and Professor Mahardika One of the concerned managers named Nyeoman Egypt from Pandawa Beach ( DTW ) reminded the fact that during the two months of the DTW closure , that the 282 employees and 200 traders have no income at all. He hopes to receive the new normal implications immediately to be very soon operational.
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There was also the manager of the Ubud Monkey Forest Komang Adi wiryathana who has not only their employees without income experiencing dramatically situation has on top of that a monthly cost of Rp 120 million to feed more then 1,100 monkeys 7 to 8 times a day and also needs to keep the Monkey Forest well maintained with periodic spraying of disinfectants. The prof Mahardika recommends that the Monkey forest who previously received up to 4,000 tourists a day should when it reopens receive no more then 1000 guest a day devised in smaller groups.
The manager of Jati Luwih ( DTW ) named I Nengah Sutirtayasa admitted they hehad less difficulties as the 82 employees have accommodation inside the Jati Luwih complex and had withount any income the avantage of biang feeded by tier own agriculture and plantations livestock The virus expert Professor I Gusti Ngurah Mahardika asked all operation managers to be careful in make not to fast decisiona to operate again and they must prepare a standard operational procedure to prevent the spread of Covid-19 virus . Especially the Monkey Forest needs to prepare a stricter health protocol, considering that monkeys are vulnerable and could possible spread the Covid-19 virus. According to him the Covid-19 vaccine will be only available from July 2021, and could be likely to be even longer
While the DTW Monkey Forest has to implement stricter health protocols, considering that monkeys are the mediators of vaccine trials so that these animals are vulnerable to being a vector of Covid-19 distribution. The researchers also proposed to do some medical reseach for the Monkey Forrst to improve in the handling of visitors flow in the future.
Professor of Tourism of Udayana University of Bali, I Gede Pitana, finally stated that Bali should not decide to fast to reopen for tourism and will respect the decision of the Bali Governor Wayan Koster who has not decided yet.
Bali reopening to tourists earlier
Source : https://bali.tribunnews.com/