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Governor Claims That Bali Has Entered The Endemic Phase

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Bali Governor I Wayan Koster has claimed that Bali has entered an endemic phase as Covid-19 cases significantly drop.

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During a meeting with Bali Senators on Thursday (31/3), Koster was optimistic that Bali would soon enter an endemic phase as Covid-19 cases have significantly gone down.

“Although the WHO is the only organization that is authorized to change the pandemic status, I think Bali has begun to enter that phase already,” Koster said on Thursday.

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Koster explained that the active Covid-19 cases in Bali as of Wednesday (30/3) were only 40 cases, with 30 recoveries and zero deaths from Covid-19.

“The Omicron transmission reached its peak on February 9th 2022 with 2,556 cases, and the transmission has gone down to only 40 cases as of March 30,” Koster added. Koster also claimed that Bali had distributed the Covid-19 vaccine booster to over 50.3 percent of its total residents.

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The reopening to international travelers, including the visa on arrival program, the zero quarantine policy, and resumed international routes, does not negatively impact the Covid-19 transmission on the island.

“It has been proven that there is no increase Covid-19 transmission despite the implementation of the visa on arrival program and the zero quarantine policy for international travelers, so we can continue with them,” Koster concluded.

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Wayan Bo

Saturday 2nd of April 2022

It seems that now one of biggest fears is the Covid combo virus, because pandemic is still far from its end.

J West

Saturday 2nd of April 2022

Just to clarify: Endemic does not mean it’s over. It means it’s here forever. Words that deceive are as dangerous as the disease.

Randy

Saturday 2nd of April 2022

He asserted that's the case in Bali as of now without a real strong evidence. Things can change rapidly when we let our guards down. However the test of reopening of the border, rescinding quarantine measures and the arrivals of fully vaccinated tourists flouting mask rules may add more cases. One can only hope that it is entering an endemic phase. Sighs.

J West

Thursday 31st of March 2022

Rising case numbers internationally. Crushing poll numbers for politicians. We've all agreed that we will disregard Covid. Yay ? Let’s hope Mr Koster is the lucky one in a field of losers. I’m getting my fourth shot second booster, just in case he’s wrong.

Pan Demi

Saturday 2nd of April 2022

@J West, definitely wrong , sir !! those are political statements