The Bali provincial government has moved swiftly in response to the international outbreak of the novel coronavirus and its subsequent impact on the global tourism industry, with the recent launch of the “We Love Bali” movement aiming to lessen the blow on the local economy.

The Bali Provincial Government eventually decided to grant permit for passengers and crew aboard the Norwegian-flagged cruise ship the Viking Sun to disembark in Benoa harbor yesterday, after local health authorities cleared them for entry.

The culinary adventures promised by the annual Ubud Food Festival (UFF), initially scheduled for mid-April, will now have to wait until at least June, following an announcement of the event’s postponement amid the international outbreak of the novel coronavirus.

Thousands more pigs have reportedly died across Bali in recent weeks, but animal health authorities have yet to identify the suspected virus that has caused the mass swine deaths in the past couple of months.

Bali Governor Wayan Koster said earlier today that he has delayed the permit to grant entry for hundreds aboard a Norwegian-flagged cruise ship, the Viking Sun, which is reportedly scheduled to dock at Benoa harbor this coming Sunday.

The 43-year-old primary school principal who was arrested for alleged statutory rape of his former student had threatened to broadcast his victim’s nude photos, police say, as their investigation has uncovered more details about the case.

the island of Bali

A beautiful and cultural rich island of Indonesia, one among 17.000 islands.


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