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Officials from the Bali Health Agency are now tracing the travel history of a Japanese national who tested positive for COVID-19 following his visit to the island, days after a Health Ministry official said that the patient did not represent a case of the deadly disease by seemingly confusing the name of the disease with the name of the virus that causes it.

Nearly one thousand Chinese nationals have so far applied for an emergency stay permit across immigration offices in Bali amid the coronavirus outbreak that is fueling fears of a global pandemic.

While the provincial government in Bali may have rejected Timor Leste’s request to help quarantine 17 of its citizens who have yet to be repatriated from China amid the coronavirus outbreak, it looks like East Nusa Tenggara (NTT) is ready to step up and facilitate the neighboring country in need.

Thousands of Chinese tourists are reportedly stranded in Bali following a flight restriction for travelers going to and coming from China amid the deadly international outbreak of the novel coronavirus. 

According to Bali Vice Governor Tjokorda Oka Artha Ardana Sukawati, or Cok Ace, many of them were unaware of Indonesia’s flight suspension, enforced yesterday, and therefore couldn’t adjust their travel plans in time.

The Bali provincial government has rejected Timor Leste’s request to help quarantine 17 of its citizens who have yet to be repatriated from China amid the coronavirus outbreak. 

According to I Ketut Suarjaya, who heads the Health Agency in Bali, the province is unable to accept the request following President Joko Widodo’s instruction to restrict travelers coming from and going to China, which is currently enforced.

Police in Bali arrested two Bulgarian nationals for an alleged skimming attempt, after initially catching one of them removing a hidden camera at a local ATM machine in Canggu, leading authorities to investigate a possible skimming network from Bulgaria.

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