The novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) is now spreading in 4 separate regencies in Bali.
The Chief of the Bali COVID-19 Task Force, Dewa Made Indra announced that the virus is now spreading in the regencies of Jembrana, Buleleng, Badung and Denpasar.
In a local press conference, Indra stated that local transmission is occuring because people of Bali are note being disciplined enough in wearing masks, washing hands and social distancing.
“If all the disciplines were followed, local transmissions would not exist in Bali. We believe the community can stop the spread of Covid-19.”
The local governement is handing the imported cases strictly said Indra. “If they test positive, we quarantine them upon arrival to Bali”
Indra believes that if the Bali community steps up and practices the three basic prevention methods, the Coronavirus will be eliminated much quicker and people can get back to work.
“The easy way to get over this is to follow the three prevention methods and obey advice of the central government about handling Covid-19,”
“If there is a local transmission, it means that the community has not been disciplined to help break the chain of distribution of Covid-19,” siad Indra.
Migrant workers returning to Bali are being quarantined if they test positive
18 people have been transferred from Ngurah Rai Airport to the new UNUD Hospital after testing positive for COVID-19. The majority of those being treated are migrant workers returning from working abroad.
“We ask the people in the village not to reject their friends or Balinese returning from work abroad or on cruise ships. Those who return to their homes, have tested negative using the rapid test method and do not pose a threat to the community. There is no need to worry,” Indra explained.
Bali also has secured 25,000 N-95 masks for front line workers at the new COVID-19 hospital.
The majority of people in Bali are doing everything they can to stop community transmission of the Coronavirus but earlier this week a group of surfers insisted on breaking the rules.
There have been 81 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Bali resulting in two deaths.
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