230 tourist operators vaccinated against COVID-19 in West Lombok
West Lombok, NTB (ANTARA) – No less than 230 tourism operators in West Lombok district, West Nusa Tenggara province (NTB), have received COVID-19 vaccines in an attempt to develop herd immunity against the new type of corona virus in Indonesia.
The vaccination campaign was organized by the West Lombok Tourist Board in cooperation with the local health unit of the Killa Senggigi Resort area, here on Saturday.
“No less than 130 operators received their second dose, while 100 received their first vaccine,” said West Lombok Tourism Board chief Saepul Akhkam.
The first dose of the vaccine aims to increase the antibodies, while the second dose amplifies the first dose so that the antibodies appear even stronger.
The vaccination campaign has demonstrated that tourism in the West Lombok Regency is ready to welcome guests, he noted.
“With the government’s plan to start opening international flights to Bali in June-July 2021, this will certainly affect tourism on Lombok Island,” he said.
He said the COVID-19 vaccination would continue to be practiced until the district’s 4,230 tourism workers are vaccinated.
Tourism operators work in hotels, restaurants, travel agents, tour guide services, creative economy companies and others.
The next vaccination activity will involve 1,000 tourism workers who will receive their first dose of vaccine.
The West Lombok administration recently launched the 2021 West Lombok (CoE) Events Calendar, with the aim of attracting tourists to return to NTB.
The CoE 2021 includes various events organized to promote, among others, the traditional villages of Senggigi, Sekotong, Narmada.
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