When Gili islands closed, dozens of officers from the West Nusa Tenggara Government Office sprayed disinfectants and conducted counseling related to the coronavirus today. The first step is spraying disinfectant liquid in the Bangsal area which is the main entrance for the three of Gilis. Subsequently, hundreds of officers from the Police, The Indonesian National Armed Forces, and Health Office spread to three Gili Islands to spray disinfectants, counseling, and examinations for residents of Gilis. This disinfecting activity was carried out until 3:00 PM.
In responding to the spread of Covid-19, the government closed the access of tourists directly from Bali to the Gili Islands via the fast boat route for a while (read details on The Gili Islands Closed to Prevent the Spread of Covid-19). Closing access from Bali because positive sufferers of Covid-19 have been found.
Until March 18, 2020, there have been no cases of Covid-19 in the Lombok territory, this is a preventive measure to minimize transmission of the virus. The Governor of West Nusa Tenggara explained that the security of people in the Gili Islands from Coronavirus can be guaranteed because the only route to Gili Islands now is through Bangsal where tourists who come are required to pass an examination to detect the symptoms of this Coronavirus.
The government said that as long as fast boats from Bali were stopped, anticipatory steps to maintain cleanliness would continue.