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Multiple Covid-19 Patients In Bali Were Spotted Outside When They Should’ve Been At Home In Quarantine

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    Asymptomatic Covid-19 patients in Jembrana have been spotted neglecting the quarantine policy while they should be self-isolating at home.

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Officials from the Jembrana Covid-19 Handling Task Force admitted that the capacity of the quarantine facilities that were provided by the regional government have reached their maximum capacity due to the surge of Covid-19 cases in the Jembrana region recently. As a result, several people who were confirmed positive with Covid-19 in Lelateng Village, Jembrana were forced to undergo self-isolation at home and some of them have been spotted in public neglecting the quarantine policy.

(Image: ©The Bali Sun – I Wayan Yatika)

The Head of the Jembrana Police Department, AKP Gusti Made Sudarma Putra confirmed that a family of seven who are supposedly undergoing self-isolation after three of them tested positive with Covid-19, were spotted going to a local vendor nearby to buy food during an inspection that was conducted by the authorities. “After being confirmed positive with Covid-19, 3 of the family members were transported to the quarantine facility, and the other 4 who had close contact with the patients were instructed to undergo self-isolation at home while waiting for their PCR test results. Unfortunately, they have neglected this rule.” AKP Sudarma said.

  Sudarma put a sticker on their house as a sign to nearby residents to keep a safer distance with the family during their isolation period. Meanwhile the Head of the Jembrana Health Agency, I Gusti Bagus Ketut Oka Parwata confirmed that the regional government has provided 348 beds spread out between hospitals, hotels and schools for asymptomatic Covid-19 patients to undergo a centralized quarantine to help them monitor their condition easier and to reduce transmissions through family clusters. However, Parwata encourages the people who have to undergo self-isolation at home to be more disciplined in doing the quarantine procedures, and to avoid having contact with nearby residents in their area.

The Indonesian Tourism Minister, Sandiaga Uno has stated that the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic to Bali's economy could be permanently damaged.
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Wayan Bo

Sunday 8th of August 2021

If supply with necessary goods is working well, they wouldn't be in need to leave there isolation place.

Ben

Saturday 7th of August 2021

What else would you expect to happen exactly?

You can quarantine people at home, but only if you provide them with food and drink for the period required. You cannot expect people to self-isolate if that essentially means they would die of dehydration or starvation otherwise.

Alan

Saturday 7th of August 2021

People like that have no regard to others and that is why it is going to take ages to get back to near normal

Randy

Thursday 12th of August 2021

@Alan, Both locals and the foreign community in Bali need to be on the same page to reopen Bali safely. Just saying...

Randy

Thursday 12th of August 2021

@Alan, well it takes the foreign Bali community to abide by the local health protocols as well. If both locals and Foreigners are on the same page, then they can beat this pandemic and reopen Bali. ​

J West

Saturday 7th of August 2021

“Self-Isolating” , what a modern concept. All those highly educated villagers know exactly what to do.