More than 18,000 rapid tests conducted for at-risk groups in Bali: task force
Bali’s COVID-19 task force said the province has conducted more than 18,000 rapid tests for at-risk groups on the island, which is dominated by recently returned migrant workers.
The at-risk groups, according to head of the task force Dewa Made Indra, also include medical workers treating COVID-19 patients across the island, airport officers conducting the rapid tests, as well as staff at the quarantine facilities.
Denpasar traditional village authorities propose Large-Scale Social Restrictions for the city
Traditional village authorities in Denpasar are proposing that the Denpasar city government implement the central government’s Large-scale Social Restrictions (PSBB) protocol, as the city records the highest number of positive COVID-19 cases compared to other regions in Bali.
Hotels in Bali may start reopening in May as island expects to welcome Chinese tourists in June
UPDATE: Coconuts today received a clarification from the Bali Tourism Agency, which emphasized that tourism players across the island will focus on getting through the COVID-19 pandemic before thinking of attracting tourists to Bali.
7 infected with coronavirus after Australian couple’s Bali wedding in March, authorities confirm
The story of an Australian couple’s Bali wedding in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic is going viral and shaking heads in Indonesia as seven attendees were confirmed to have been infected with the virus.
Officer uses tractor to disperse crowd in Bali’s Kedonganan Beach
Local authorities reportedly used an amusingly unconventional method to disperse the crowd in Kedonganan Beach recently, after some people evidently ignored the closures of local beaches to curb the spread of COVID-19 in Bali.
‘Booming’ tourism in 2021? Jokowi says he’s convinced COVID-19 pandemic will only last until end of year
President Joko Widodo says he’s convinced that the COVID-19 pandemic will be resolved by the end of this year and adds that he is expecting tourism to take off in 2021.