Bali Vice Governor, Tjokorda Oka Artha Ardhana Sukawati (Cok Ace) has been confirmed positive with Covid-19.
Cok Ace has confirmed that his rapid antigen test came back positive after visiting Gilimanuk Port as part of his duty to supervise the implementation of prevention protocols. After a confirmed positive rapid antigen test, Cok Ace took a PCR swab test and was confirmed positive with Covid-19 on the same day on May 26th 2021.
Despite being tested positive, Cok Ace explained that the virus has not developed any symptoms to his body. He is currently undergoing quarantine at his official residence in Denpasar. “I’ve been self-isolating at my official residence by myself for 5 days while my wife is in Semeru and my children are in Ubud with my grandchildren.” said Cok Ace during the phone call on Thursday (1/7).
Meanwhile the Head of the Bali Health Agency, Dr. Ketut Suarjaya explained that Cok Ace was transmitted with Covid-19 through local transmission while he was working. “Cok Ace has a really tight schedule, so we predicted that he was infected from a local transmission.” Dr. Suarjaya said. He also said that despite the surging of Covid-19 cases on the island, the majority of the patients didn’t develop any symptoms.
“From over 1,000 active cases at the moment, most of them have no symptoms. So we still have enough isolation rooms at our hospitals.” Dr. Suarjaya concluded. He claimed that the Covid-19 vaccine distribution has contributed to prevent the risk of developing symptoms in Covid-19 patients in Bali.