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Bali Tourists Urged To Be Proactive In Mitigating Spread Of Covid-19

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Cases of Covid-19 are on the rise in Bali.

While the caseload remains relatively low, one person has died while testing positive, and now officials are urging the community to be proactive in their approach to mitigating the spread of the virus. 

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In total, 60 cases of Covid-19 have been confirmed by health officials in Bali, with the figure likely higher due to asymptomatic cases within the wider community.

Officials from the Bali Province Health Service have issued warnings to the public not to worry but to take the rising cases seriously. 

Dr Anom from the Bali Province Health Service has told reporters, “What is clear is the appeal to the public to complete the Covid-19 vaccination to increase their immunity.”

He has told the public, tourists included, to keep up with health protocols such as wearing a mask if feeling ill and regular handwashing. 

Dr Anom added, “People should not panic because the severity of the Covid variant is currently very low.”

At a national level in Indonesia, the Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy has reactivated risk mitigation efforts in the tourism sector in response to the increase in COVID-19 cases.

Speaking from Ubud in Bali the Deputy for Tourism Products and Activity Organizers at the Ministry of Tourism, Vinsensius Jemadu, said that the public must be vigilant moving forward. 

Jemadu said “This does not make people worry but they remain alert so that later they can mitigate risks. It’s not new because this is part of the omicron COVID-19 variant.” 

“So some experts say it the current COVID cases are not that serious but we have to be careful.”

Given the huge amount of community mobilization during the Christmas 2023 and New Year 2024 holidays, officials are acutely aware that this could potentially lead to a spike in COVID-19 across Bali and the wider archipelago. 

It has been confirmed that Bali’s I Gusti Ngurah Rai International Airport will see over one million passengers over the festive season.

The peak day of airport traffic is predicted to fall on the 22nd of December with over 70,000 passengers set to travel through the international terminal. 

Following recent outbreaks of other infectious diseases and viruses, officials at Bali Airport are already monitoring arrivals for potential health risks.

Thermal imaging cameras are in use throughout the arrivals, domestic and international terminals. 

Officials in Bali are already monitoring arrivals for monkeypox following a recent outbreak in Jakarta.

Following an outbreak of Nipah virus in India over the last few months officials are also checking for raised temperatures in arrival passengers that could indicate illness afoot. 

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Updates from China in the last few weeks show a sharp rise in the number of childhood pneumonia cases, with footage circulating online of some hospitals overflowing with young patients needing medical support.

The Indonesian Ministry of Tourism said that they are closely monitoring the situation and will continue with existing monitoring efforts. They noted that there was not yet a need to implement travel restrictions against any travelers from countries where virus outbreaks have occurred. 

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Officials in Bali are taking a proactive approach to mitigating the current outbreak of Covid-19 on the island.

Along with public health measures the Head of the Buleleng Health Service, Dr. Sucipto confirmed that medical centers, hospitals, and clinics in the area are closely monitoring all suspected cases and doubling down on vaccine drives. 

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Dr Sucpito told reporters, “We hope that the public will be as alert as possible to use masks, especially for those who suffer from coughs and colds when outside the home or in certain places so as not to infect others.” 

He added, “The new form is an appeal to all hospitals, community health centers, and clinics to take anticipatory steps, including community health centers, hospitals and clinics to carry out surveillance and report if they find these cases through the weekly reporting mechanism (SKDR).”

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Passerby

Sunday 17th of December 2023

Take your 9th booster folks, it may immunise you this time smh🤯. Is it not recognised yet that those who took the 💉💉💉 are now immune compromised and should stay indoors for their own good.

J West

Tuesday 19th of December 2023

@Passerby, Explain that to the millions of dead. There’s no safety when ignorant Mills flock to a close quarter location like Bali.

Jake

Monday 18th of December 2023

@Passerby,

Roger that, Fauci is the devil, but they got these primates believing anything. My question is, how is the 5g connected to all of this? While everybody was locked down, these giant towers were installed all over Bali and they are the only things that work reliably here.

Exp

Sunday 17th of December 2023

I travelled around Bali during covid. Through Ubud in 5 minutes max. What a breeze compared to current situation.

Randy

Monday 18th of December 2023

@Exp, I don’t get your reasoning. You rather have an increase in Covid cases coming from abroad making an appearance here so you can breeze through Bali once again. Who wants to return down memory lane with Covid...get vaccinated with the updated vaccine since it is like a flu in the winter period. I did but you people may not have the available vaccine in Bali. A new strain called JN.1 is a new mutation.

Wayan Bo

Sunday 17th of December 2023

Monkeys do what monkeys see, tourists similar to citizens of monkeys forest mostly don’t wear masks, therefore don’t wonder about rise of respiratory infections especially when such behavior is copied by locals.

JR

Sunday 17th of December 2023

MAKE THAT 61 CASES I JUST TESTED POSITIVE FOR COVID AND I FEE LIKE SHIT . THIS IS THE 5TH TIME I HAVE HAD IT

Wayan Bo

Saturday 16th of December 2023

Only Germany have now 8 million cases of acute respiratory problems, it’s about 10% of their population.

J West

Sunday 17th of December 2023

@Wayan Bo, Waste water testing shows Covid cases are beginning to show that Covid is cresting beyond the numbers in 2020/23. Denial is just stupid. Have fun denying that you killed millions.