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Bali Officials Reopen Quarantine Facility As Covid Cases Surge

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The Secretary of Bali Covid-19 Handling Task Force, I Made Rentin, announced that the quarantine facility on the island was reopened due to the surge in Covid-19 cases.

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“We agreed to reopen the quarantine facility in Bali during our last meeting,” Rentin said on Sunday (23/1).

The Head of the Denpasar Covid-19 Handling Task Force, I Dewa Gede Rai, confirmed that the city government’s Covid-19 quarantine facility had been officially operating since Sunday (23/1). “We already reopened one quarantine facility in Denpasar in anticipation of an increase in Covid-19 cases. We’ll keep observing the situation and open the other facilities if necessary,” Gede Rai said.

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The government has prepared with additional anticipation steps such as :

  • Optimizing the 3T program (Testing, Tracing, Treatment)
  • Rapidly distributing the Covid-19 vaccine and booster
  • Requiring all public facilities to utilize PeduliLindungi tracing app
  • Preparing enough health facilities
  • Regularly inspecting the implementation of prevention protocols in all public facilities
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Gede Rai stated that the officials decided to close down quarantine facilities in the city three months ago as Covid-19 cases significantly declined.

However, Covid-19 transmission in Bali has seen a surge from the 20th to 22nd of January 2022, where the officials recorded daily cases of 43, 38, and 44, respectively.

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Nikki Smith

Wednesday 26th of January 2022

Qantas flights are preparing to enter Bali in March. Will Bali airport be open to accept international flights from cities in Australia?

Ricky Lovina

Thursday 27th of January 2022

@Nikki Smith,Bali airport has been 0pen since october 2021 and not one tourist plane has arrived , Pray tell what visa these Quantas tourists will be using? There is no Visa on Arrival or Social Visa,for tourists. This is another cash making con by Quantas and Jetshit, take the money cancell the flight,no refunds but issue a voucher valid for 12 months only.

Wayan Bo

Thursday 27th of January 2022

@Nikki Smith, don’t think so, because of Omicron and new discovered Omicron’s “brother” BA.2 and the knowledge that omicron modified vaccines at soonest can be available in second quarter of this year, if not later. It’s also unknown if in between until then perhaps a new Covid mutation will be discovered and on the rise.

Steven

Thursday 27th of January 2022

@Nikki Smith, There are rumours that Bali will open its borders in March. Im hearing this from a lot of locals, whether its true or not i don't know.

Randy

Tuesday 25th of January 2022

Local quarantine for local transmission.

Another way to minimize cases is to wear mask at all times and keep a social distancing attitude. Breakthrough infection for those vaccinated and boosted could be milder. Over the counter cold medicine can help. Self isolation for 5 to 7 days and a PCR test thereafter to give you an idea that you are no longer contagious.

Steven

Tuesday 1st of February 2022

@Randy, Essential workers are getting tested and public sevice personel, but what about the general population? Most only seem to test when they have to, like when they leave one island for another.

Randy

Sunday 30th of January 2022

@Paul Morris, a whopping $ 250 PCR test for an average American is way out of their budget let alone for a local Balinese trying to make ends meet.

Biden had promised 4 Rapid antigen Covid -19 home kit per US household. Most Rapid at-home Covid-19 tests have disappeared from the shelves in the last recent months. I know so. The corona virus has complicated a return to school, work and travel routines. But at $10 or $15 a test, the price is still far too high for regular use by anyone but the wealthy Americans.

There are many testing sites in Indonesia and the prices have gone way down after a public outcry. An average Indonesian can still afford a rapid antigen test as well as the middle and upper iiincone family aa PCRtest. Many essential workers may be tested on a regular basis and the costs are borne by their respective employers.

Testing is still an important tool. K

Randy

Sunday 30th of January 2022

@Steven, correction...typo mistake.

The problem lies as in other countries as well is “discipline” !!

Randy

Sunday 30th of January 2022

@Steven, Which of the Indonesians are you referring to? Many essential workers are getting tested by their respective employers. Others who can afford it are getting tested. The problem lies you as in a other countries is "discipline" !!

Some are undisciplined and will infect others no matter what. Unvaccinated folks regardless also will infect many and eventually overwhelm the health care system. The virus will keep on mutating unless everyone is vaccinated. Have we all reach the endemic level...not quite.

Randy

Sunday 30th of January 2022

@Paul Morris, Do you know how much a PCR test cost in the US these days? A fat $250 and you should be lucky if your medical insurance will reimburse you for that. I know so...

Foreign travels out the US need to get PCR results in a timely manner because hospitals will not deliver a quick time response. Therefore you have no choice to get one at a private site that would cost you anywhere from $99 to $250. Results in an hour or next day.

A British friend told me that testing in Dubai is around $10. Nice.

There are free testing sites in some US cities that have overwhelmed the facilities and your results won't come any sooner anymore. Free loaders have gone to testing sites before the Omicron has actually surged.

Heinz Schirmaier

Tuesday 25th of January 2022

Christ, why doesn't the government distribute free vaccination and make it mandatory to get them, they make everything else mandatory so why not the shots?

Randy

Wednesday 26th of January 2022

@Heinz Schirmaier, are you that clueless? The local govt in Indonesia administered free vaccines to the population. Where have you been if you say you operate a business out of Bali??

Wayan Bo

Tuesday 25th of January 2022

In Europe is expected that 60% of European population will be infected with omicron in near future.

Rémy Chartois

Monday 24th of January 2022

Facilities for people actually sick or just positive without symptômes ??