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Bali Takes Prevention Steps As Covid-19 Cases Surge

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Officials from the Tabanan Health Agency have issued prevention steps in anticipation of a surge in Covid-19 transmission in the area.

The Head of Tabanan Health Agency, Dr. I Nyoman Susila, confirmed that despite having zero Omicron variant cases, Covid-19 transmission has begun to surge in the island.

“We recorded 32 active cases, up from 9 cases a few days ago,” Dr. Susila said on Saturday (15/1).

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In anticipation of another spike, Susila provided numerous medical equipment to hospitals in the Tabanan region.

“In preparation for another wave of transmission similar to the Delta variant spread in 2021, we provided 240 available beds to 8 different hospitals in the region,” Dr. Susila added.

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Susila also provided 1,000 new oxygen tanks and 100 oxygen concentrators, all of which are stored at Nyitdah Hospital. He even ensured that the officials still had enough vitamins and antivirus supplies for the next six months.

“We plan to treat any potential Omicron patient with vitamins and isolation. Meanwhile, patients that develop heavy symptoms will be treated with the antivirus provided by the central government,” Dr. Susila concluded.

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Heinz Schirmaier

Tuesday 18th of January 2022

Maybe it's time for the government to issue pharmacies free vaccines to inoculate the people instead of charging them $40 or having them go to a hospital with a waiting period, how 3rd world country!

Randy

Saturday 22nd of January 2022

@Heinz Schirmaier, The local government public health is supervising the free rollout of covid vaccines. Nothing suggests that it may be a third world practice.

While elsewhere for example in the US pharmacies would be in charge to inoculate the people or even at the hospitals where people may have medical insurance.

Each country regardless has different ways to handle its's vaccination rollout for the people. Nothing suggests for each person traveling to Indonesia would get the coronavirus either.

Randy

Thursday 20th of January 2022

@Heinz Schirmaier, $ 40?? They have been vaccinated free of charge even with the recent rollout booster shots. So what's so third world about?

Wayan Bo

Monday 17th of January 2022

Battle against Covid must be won.

Mike

Monday 17th of January 2022

Surge? "We recorded 32 active cases, up from 9 cases a few days ago." Of a variant that is no worse than the common cold and is readily treatable by alternate medicines. These leaders in Bali need to get a grip on things and quit destroying the country with their draconian measures.

Randy

Thursday 20th of January 2022

@Mike, well at least they keep their numbers way down unlike now in the US with the Omicron surge and hospitalization. Many US hospitals are teetering on the edge of being overwhelmed. And you know damn well why...