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Bali Hospital Closes Isolation Room As Covid Cases Reduce

Negara Public Hospital has temporarily closed down an isolation room that they have been using to treat symptomatic Covid-19 patients. The Director of Negara Public Hospital, Dr. Ni Putu Eka Indrawati said that from the two isolation rooms that the hospital has, Indrawati decided to temporarily close down one of the rooms. “The additional Covid-19 …

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Mental Health Diagnoses Surge Since Start Of Covid-19 Pandemic In Bali

The Social Agency of Tabanan has confirmed that the number of patients with mental health issues has been surging since the Covid-19 pandemic struck in Bali over a year ago. Officials link the adverse effects of the pandemic to the rising number of depression and mental health illnesses on the island. The Head of Tabanan …

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Bali Hosts Meeting With Several Ambassadors To Discuss Travel Corridor

Indonesian ministers hosted an event in Bali on Friday (26/3) called “Rethinking and Reinventing Bali Post Covid-19” with several ambassadors from different countries. The event was held in the Kecak Ballroom of Sofitel Hotel in Nusa Dua and was attended by ambassadors from Canada, Italy, Switzerland, Japan, Netherlands and Russia. Each participant was required to …

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Task Force Official Arrested For Embezzling Covid Financial Assistance

An official from Tabanan Covid-19 Handling Task Force with the initials (INA) has been arrested for embezzling cash assistance given by a Social Foundation. Thousands of dollars in cash assistance was supposedly being distributed to pandemic affected workers in Pujungan village but Pupuan Tabanan was being corrupted by INA. The public relations of Tabanan district …

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Bali Government Will Use Covid Breath Test Method In Airports

The Bali provincial government has planned to use Genose as one of the testing methods apart from the swab and rapid antigen test in the Bali Ngurah Rai airport. Bali Vice Government, Tjokorda Oka Artha Ardhana Sukawati (Cok Ace) said that they will start the use of Genose in April 2021. “We agreed to start …

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Bali Performance Community Up Next To Receive Covid-19 Vaccine

The Head of Bali Tourism Agency, I Putu Astawa has urged the government to distribute Covid-19 vaccines to the Balinese artist community. Astawa explained that the Balinese artists such as Kecak dancer, Barong dancer and other performers are also considered tourism workers that should be prioritized to receive the vaccine. “Thankfully, after communicating this with …

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Bali Reports 1,000 COVID-19 Related Deaths in One Year

A year from the first reported COVID-19 case in Bali on March 11, 2020, 1000 people have died after being diagnosed with COVID-19. Updated data pertaining to COVID-19 stats was announced by the provincial government on Thursday (11/3). The cumulative cases as of Thursday were 36,545 total cases with 33,696 recoveries that equal a 92.2 …

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Bali Authorities Close Down Local Grocery Shop For Not Following Health Protocols

Tabanan COVID-19 Task Handling Force shut down a local grocery shop for failing to adhere to health and safety protocols. The shop did not contain a hand wash station, additionally, a dozen locals were in the store without wearing face masks.  The Head of Tabanan Public Civil Service, I Wayan Sarba said the inspection was …

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Bali Residents Expected To Receive Vaccines By August

The Badung Regency Government through the Badung COVID-19 Task Force is targeting to complete the vaccination for health workers this month. The second phase of vaccination will consist of government officials and senior residents over 60 years of age, and the third stage is expected to begin in August, rolling out vaccines to all residents in the region.

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Bali Sees Significant Improvement In COVID-19 Recovery And Transmission Rates

Bali COVID-19 Handling Task Force recorded a significant increase in the recovery rate in Bali as of Saturday (6/2), with 384 patients having recovered in one day. At the same time, officials confirmed a decline in daily new cases, which had reduced to 139 patients in Denpasar on Saturday, from a previous 277 daily rate recorded several days ago.

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Bali Authorities Compare Fatality Rates Of Vehicle Accidents And COVID-19

Throughout 2020, 405 people died due to motor vehicle accidents in Bali. This figure is being compared to the fatality rate of COVID-19 in 2020, which was a total of 523. According to the COVID-19 Handling Task Force, the numbers aren’t significantly different.

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