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Denpasar City Closes Schools And Public Facilities As Covid Cases Surge In Bali

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The Denpasar city government has decided to close down several public facilities and schools as Covid-19 transmission has significantly surged.

The Vice Mayor of Denpasar, I Kadek Agus Arya Wibawa, confirmed that he has decided to close down several public facilities, including Lumintang Park, Puputan Park, Lumintang City Garden, and Janggan Park. He also called off in-person learning classes in all schools across the city in anticipation of another surge in Covid-19 transmission.

“Covid-19 cases have significantly surged this week. We received an additional 962 new cases from January 27 to February 2, and 106 of them were students and teachers,” Wibawa said on Friday (4/4).

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The in-person learning program had been 100 percent implemented prior to this new policy. Wibawa instructed all schools from nursery to high school to begin virtual classes.

He also reminded all asymptomatic Covid-19 patients to utilize the quarantine facilities and avoid self-isolation at home.

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“We have optimized our quarantine facilities and medical workers to prevent Covid-19 patients from self-isolation, as this may create a new cluster,” Wibawa added.

Officials will regularly inspect the implementation of prevention protocols in public areas. They also intend to increase the rate of testing, tracing, and treatment (3T) and ensure the availability of medicine, oxygen, and beds in all medical facilities across the city.

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Wayan Bo

Saturday 5th of February 2022

Smart decision.

David Passman

Saturday 5th of February 2022

That is only a fraction of the hundreds of thousands of rooms normally available.

J West

Saturday 5th of February 2022

Great time for international cases to arrive. Strange thing happening in Thailand. Travelers are arriving positive, and being quarantined, then testing negative for five days, then booking in for a second test and testing positive and then being locked up in quarantine hotels until day nine….at which time the average visitor and two or three days of holiday left having spent half their vacation in Covid Lockdown.

Wayan Bo

Saturday 5th of February 2022

@J West, * especially in review of Omicron variants.

Wayan Bo

Saturday 5th of February 2022

@J West, Tests are often not reliable, except more or less trusty PCR’s.