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Indonesia extends COVID-19 curbs as infections spread in regions The government has extended its COVID-19 curbs on Java and Bali until Aug. 16, but will ease them in 26 areas, as official data showed infections have plunged in the capital Jakarta but are increasing elsewhere. In one of Asia’s worst epidemics, authorities restricted mobility to […]

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Bali gets hundreds of oxygen concentrators following supply crisis There’s a collective sigh of relief in Bali after the province received hundreds of oxygen concentrators from the central government, following an oxygen crisis officials confirmed only a few days ago. Earlier today, Bali Deputy Governor Tjokorda Oka Artha Ardana Sukawati told reporters that oxygen supply […]

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Pushback, confusion from non-essential sectors in Bali as authorities enforce mandatory closure Bali is witnessing anticipated pushback from businesses in non-essential sectors, as authorities enforce tighter restrictions that require them to close in a bid to scale down COVID-19 transmission in the province. The provincial government on Saturday issued a circular reaffirming that businesses in […]

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Bali Government Finally Imposes Emergency Partial Lockdown After Previously Refusing The Implementation After previously refusing to implement PPKM (the emergency partial lockdown) that was instructed by the President, Bali provincial government finally agreed to impose the policy on the island. Bali Regional Secretary, Dewa Made Indra who previously stated that Bali is currently not in […]

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Covid-19 Transmissions In Bali Are Currently Below 1% Bali officials have confirmed that Covid-19 transmissions on the island have been significantly reduced as the Covid-19 vaccine gets distributed to the residents. The Secretary of the Bali Covid-19 Handling Task Force, Made Rentin confirmed that the current active Covid-19 case is below 1% of the total […]

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Governement to Send Civil Servants to Bali to Work From There The Indonesian government is working on a plan to send thousands of Jakarta-based civil servants to work remotely from Bali, in a bid to help the economy of the tourism-reliant island rebound from the COVID-19 pandemic. Up to 8,000 employees at seven ministries will […]

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Bali Government Will Provide Free PCR Tests For Citizens For those of you with COVID-19 symptoms or have been in close contact with a confirmed patient, you can now take advantage of a free PCR test in Denpasar courtesy of the Bali provincial government. Bali Health Agency Chief, Ketut Suarjaya, announced the free service yesterday, […]

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Bali College Students Urge Government To Reopen International Borders During the National Labor Day, Denpasar National College Student Movement (GMNI) conveyed their aspiration to the central government to reopen the international travel corridor. The Head of Denpasar GMNI, I Putu Chandra Riantama criticized the central government’s policy to ban all international visitors to gain entry […]

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Bali Police Install Devices At Lights To Catch Traffic Violators Bali Police Department has begun installing electronic devices as part of the preparation stage of the Electronic Traffic Law Enforcement (ETLE) in Denpasar. This new system will automatically capture traffic violations such as speeding, expired registration, riding two-wheelers without a helmet, driving without a seatbelt […]

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Bali Officials Begin Distributing Vaccines Door-To-Door Denpasar city government has decided to distribute the Covid-19 vaccine from door-to-door to accelerate the vaccination program in their area. The Spokesman of the Denpasar Covid-19 Handling Task Force, I Dewa Gede Rai said that the officials will start to distribute vaccines this way in three different areas of […]

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