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Bali Officials Start Disinfecting Public Areas In Anticipation Of New Omicron Variant

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Officials from the Buleleng, Bali Covid-19 Handling Task Force have began spraying disinfectant in several public areas in anticipation of the third wave of Covid-19 transmission fueled by the new Omicron variant.

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The Spokesman of the Buleleng Covid-19 Handling Task Force, Ketut Suwarmawan confirmed that a program to regularly disinfecting public places in the Buleleng area has been recently reactivated. The disinfecting has been put in place to help prevent another spike of Covid-19 infections as cases continue to skyrocket in several European and African countries.

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“Despite the reducing Covid-19 transmission in Buleleng, we have decided to reactivate this program as a prevention step in anticipation of a third wave which will put our economy into a deeper crisis, especially with the upcoming year-end holiday season when a surge in domestic visitors is expected.” Suwarmawan added.

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Suwarmawan is also reminding people to comply with prevention protocols such as physical distancing, sanitizing hands and wearing facemasks in public places.

“This Covid-19 pandemic is not over yet, so we’ll do our best to anticipate a surge in cases” Suwarmawan concluded.

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Frank M

Wednesday 1st of December 2021

Doctors in S Africa say this variant is very mind - no loss of smell or taste similar to a regular mild flu. Doctors in the US say this variant could spell the end of COVID as we know it because it will be so mild and infect huge numbers that most people will become immune.

Sadly once Bali tourists find a new location they won't be coming back - Thailand will inherit the majority of Bali visitors moving forward :-(

Steven

Friday 3rd of December 2021

@Frank M, i think its too early to make concrete assumptions about omnicron. The mild cases reported in SA were all in young people so they need more information before drawing conclussions. I do hope your right though and it is indeed a milder mutation. Notice the restrictions around the world have been stated as temporary until more information is known. UK have put there's in place for 3 weeks and then will review after more info is gathered. I think its important to determine vaccine efficuency on this mutation and also how severe the disease is on the vulnerable. They cannot answer all this in just a couple of weeks. Hopefully in a months time we will have some positive news and restrictions will be relaxed and opening up will continue as it was before omnicron emerged.

Wayan Bo

Thursday 2nd of December 2021

@Frank M, each tourist who was in past arriving to Bali, was having also knowledge about Thailand, at least that Thailand is existing too.

Lynne

Wednesday 1st of December 2021

The Balinese government need to understand that this Virus is air borne, no amount of sanitizers or disinfectant will do anything!!!!!!

Ellen

Monday 6th of December 2021

@Lynne, you are 100% correct.