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The Cost Of Covid PCR Tests In Bali Reduced After Presidential Instruction

 The cost of the Covid-19 PCR tests in Bali has been significantly reduced as recently instructed by the President. The Head of the Bali Health Agency, Dr. Ketut Suarjaya confirmed that as a response to the instruction from President Jokowi through his official Youtube channel recently, Bali officials have decided to reduce the cost of …

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Central Government Criticized Bali Governor As Covid-19 Cases Keep Surging

The central government through the Maritime and Investment Coordinator Minister, Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan has criticized the way the Bali governor is handling Covid-19 transmissions on the island.   During his visit to inspect the vaccination program in Bali, Luhut was surprised after knowing that Covid-19 transmissions keep surging despite the vaccination program that has been initiated …

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Hospital In Bali Starts Treating Patients In The Lobby Due To Overcapacity

Karangasem Public Hospital has started to treat their patients in the lobby due to the surge of Covid-19 cases in the Karangasem area. The Director of the Karangasem Public Hospital, Dr, I Wayan Suardana confirmed that the hospital management has decided to treat regular patients in the lobby in order to separate them from Covid-19 …

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The Deputy Chief Of Badung Regent Collapsed Due To Allegedly Having A Stroke

Deputy Chief of Badung Regent, I Ketut Suiasa has been rushed to the hospital during an event at one of the official party’s headquarters in Denpasar on Wednesday (30/6). According to information from witnesses, the incident occurred when Suiasa attended an event that took place in a building that is located in Renon, Denpasar. In …

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Bali Government Will Provide Free PCR Tests For Citizens

The Bali Provincial government has planned to start providing free Covid-19 PCR tests for its citizens in May 2021. The Head of the Bali Health Agency, Dr. Ketut Suarjaya confirmed that the program was initiated as an effort to increase the tracing and testing program in order to reduce Covid-19 transmissions on the island. “This …

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Bali Officials Speed Up Vaccination Process Before They Expire

Officials from Gianyar regional government are speeding up the Covid-19 vaccine distribution before they expire. The Regent of Gianyar District, I Made Mahayastra said that he will accelerate the Covid-19 vaccine distribution in three villages of Gianyar which were appointed to be targeted as green zone areas before the international travel corridor reopens. “Four villages …

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Jembrana Runs Out Of Isolation Space As Covid Cases Increase

Covid-19 cases in Jembrana have surged in the last few days from family and workplace gatherings. The number of cases reached 589 as 38 new cases were confirmed on Sunday Nov 22nd 2020. In relation to the cases, 155 close-contact individuals were swab-tested, resulting in 41 more cases the following day.  The Spokesman of Jembrana …

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Deserted Kuta Hotels In Bali Will Become Quarantine Facilities

Hotels in Kuta that have been left almost empty due to the pandemic are being used to house quarantine patients from Bangli. The Bangli District Government has reserved 100 hotel rooms in Kuta to isolate  asymptomatic and mild symptom patients of Covid-19. Head of Bangli Disaster Management Agency, Ketut Gede Wiradana has said during a …

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12 Denpasar Hotels Certified Under New Normal Health Protocols

The Denpasar Tourism Office has certified 12 hotels that have successfully implemented the new normal health protocols. Head of Denpasar Tourism Department, Dezire Mulyani has said during as interview on Wednesday morning Sept 23rd, 2020 that there are 12 hotels in Denpasar that have been certified to operate in the new normal. “We also have …

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Isolation Rooms Are Full, Bali Government To Add 10 Hotels

The COVID-19 Task Force has asked the Bali Provincial Government to add 10 hotels to be used for isolation beds as the island is at capacity from the recent surge in cases.  After more than 6 months of dealing with COVID-19, there’s still no sign of cases going down in Bali. Most of the isolation …

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Bali Official Says Spike in Cases are From Religious Ceremonies and Young People

The Bali Vice Governor has said that the spike in COVID-19 cases in Bali is coming from the gatherings of young people and religious ceremonies. Bali Vice Governor, Tjokorda Oka Artha Ardhana a.k.a Cok Ace made the statement during a High Level Meeting (HLM) in Denpasar on Thursday Sept 10th 2020. He stated that the …

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Bali’s Health Care System Struggles as Hospitals Fill and Clinics Close

More reports are surfacing over Bali’s struggling health care system as COVID-19 cases surge across the island. South Denpasar Public Health Service IV on Jalan Pulau Moyo, Pedungan, Denpasar has shut down their Inpatient and Outpatient services after 6 medical workers tested positive for COVID-19 and another 40 have been put into isolation. Despite the …

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