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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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Bali Has The Highest Number of COVID-19 ‘Red Zone’ Cities in Indonesia

Bali now has the highest number of COVID-19 red zone cities in Indonesia. Red zone cities are areas with the highest COVID-19 transmission. According to the Indonesian government, there are 70 cities in Indonesia that are considered ‘red zone’. Bali has increased to a total of 8 red zone cities which is now the highest …

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Bali Governor Says Fines For Not Wearing Masks Came From President

The Bali Governor has said that the fines for not wearing a mask came from the President of Indonesia, Joko Widodo. The announcement came after 3 districts in Bali have stopped enforcing fines.  Governor Koster said he will continue to implement and enforce the new fines in Bali and that he was instructed directly from …

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Bali Police Officers Punished With Push Ups For Not Wearing Masks

Karangasem, Bali Police Chief is ensuring his officers are following protocols by dishing out push-ups for those who are not wearing a mask. The Chief believes his officers need to set an example for the public before they start enforcing the rules to citizens.  “I always inspect all of my officers are disciplined enough to …

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COVID-19 Cases In Bali Up 100% As Hospital Beds Run Low

COVID-19 cases have been increased 18.6% in in Indonesia and Bali itself has seen a significant increase of over 100% if compared with the data from 2 weeks ago, COVID-19 Handling Acceleration Task Force, Wiku Adisasmito said at a press conference.  This is obviously not a good sign for the future of tourism on the …

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President of Bali Hospital Dies After Testing Positive

Dr. I Nyoman Sutedja MPH, president director of Puri Raharja Hospital, died of COVID-19 at the University of Udayana’s hospital (PTN Unud) in Bali Province on Saturday night. Dr. I Nyoman Sutedja MPH, president director of Puri Raharja Hospital “That’s right. He was treated at Unud PTN Hospital, after being first hospitalized at Wangaya Hospital, …

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