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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

the island of Bali

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


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