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Bali Residents Expected To Receive Vaccines By August

The Badung Regency Government through the Badung COVID-19 Task Force is targeting to complete the vaccination for health workers this month. The second phase of vaccination will consist of government officials and senior residents over 60 years of age, and the third stage is expected to begin in August, rolling out vaccines to all residents in the region.

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Gov’t Must Prepare $80 Million USD To Finance Complete Lockdown In Bali

The enforcement of a total lockdown proposed by the Head of Gianyar House of Representative, I Wayan Tagel Winarta, has caused controversy among the people in Bali. If approved, the provincial government must allot a budget of USD $80 million to finance the complete lockdown, in which case each individual would receive USD $1.4 per …

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COVID-19 Testing Now Required Before Wedding Ceremonies In Bali

The COVID-19 Handling Task Force in Klungkung District is increasing measures to reduce virus transmission. In addition to the partial lockdown restricting community activity in the region, the Task Force is now requiring rapid-antigen testing prior to wedding and traditional ceremonies in Klungkung.  (Image: ©The Bali Sun – I Wayan Yaika) The Health Agency now …

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Expat Complains About Price Of Visa Extension In Bali

The global pandemic has caused many foreign nationals to extend their stay in Bali. The conflict is that they must extend their visa every month, and in order to do so, they must pay a fee. A Malaysian national, known as James, has been residing in Bali for the past 10 months and decided to …

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Government To Provide Food Aid For Covid-19 Patients in Bali

The adverse effects of the COVID-19 pandemic have crippled the tourism sector of Bali, increased unemployment rates, and caused a partial lockdown devastating local businesses. The government of Denpasar has stepped in to provide some form of relief to its residents. (Image: ©The Bali Sun – I Wayan Yaika) The Denpasar municipal government plans to …

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Indonesia Extends International Flight Ban Until February 8

The Indonesian government has decided to extend its international flight ban for another 14 days. The extension will be carried out from January 26 to February 8, 2021. The decision comes as COVID-19 cases continue to surge across the country. (Image: ©The Bali Sun – I Wayan Yaika) The Indonesian Economic Minister, Airlangga Hartanto made …

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Bali Police Say More Foreigners Than Locals Are Violating Health Protocols

The Badung Police and COVID-19 Task Handling Force has been strictly monitoring Badung District during the partial lockdown implemented on January 11. Authorities found that more foreigners, in comparison to locals, violated health protocols such as wearing masks.  (Image: ©The Bali Sun – I Wayan Yaika) Since the start of the partial lockdown, Badung Public …

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Governor Believes Hospitals Are Inflating Covid-19 Death Rate In Bali

Bali Governor Wayan Koster believes that hospitals in Bali are manipulating numbers to increase the fatality rate of COVID-19 in Bali. The accumulated deaths from COVID-19 has reached 538 cases in Bali as of Monday (4/1), making Bali province one of the highest in Indonesia. Reacting to this data, Governor Koster said that most of …

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Tourism Minister Plans To Vaccinate 70% Of Bali Population Before Reopening International Borders

Indonesian Tourism Minister, Sandiaga Uno, plans to vaccinate 70% of Bali’s population in preparation of reopening for international tourism. As the rollout of vaccines has begun, the government intends to accelerate the process. (Image: ©The Bali Sun – I Wayan Yaika) The travel bubble constitutes two or more adjacent countries facilitating tourism access aligned by …

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Virologist Urges Governor To Expedite Vaccine Supply To Bali

A virologist and university professor, I Gusti Ngurah Kade Mahardika, urged the provincial government to expedite the rollout of vaccines in Bali to mitigate the crisis in the province. (Image: ©The Bali Sun – I Wayan Yatika) During an interview on Thursday (31/12), Professor Mahardika explained that the most effective method in combating the virus …

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Bali Government Official Dies From Covid-19

The Head of Denpasar Department of Agriculture, I Gede Ambara Putra (56), died on Friday (25/12) after testing positive with Covid-19. (Image: ©The Bali Sun – I Wayan Yatika) Previously, another Denpasar government official, the Head of City Inspectorate, I.B. Sidharta had also died from Covid-19 related causes. Gede Ambara has become the second victim …

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Covid-19 Cases Surge From Local Transmission In Bali

The Covid-19 Handling Task Force in Bali has announced that virus transmission in Bali is on the rise, with a one day total of 112 new cases on Friday Dec 25th 2020. (Image: ©The Bali Sun – I Wayan Yatika) The Head of Bali Covid-19 Handling Task Force, Dewa Made Indra, admitted that the influx …

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