COVID cases decline in Bali

The last three days of October saw a decline in the number of positive cases of COVID-19 in Bali. The island recorded the highest recovery rate during the pandemic for the last seven months with the recovery of 108 patients (90,17 percent ) and only 65 new cases on October 30. The recovery rate of 90.17 percent is from the total 11,712 positive cases, and increased 0.42 percent compared with the previous day.

The average was in the 60s compared with previous weeks where numbers were reported in the 90s and 100s. Most of the island is no longer considered in the ‘red zone’.

The decrease has been attributed to the strict health and safety protocols such as wearing of face masks, keeping hands sanitized and physical distancing implemented by the Bali Provincial Government

Indonesian military leaders are praising the Government and the people for being disciplined and adhering to the protocols to control the spread of the virus.

“As a tourist destination, Bali must earn the trust from travellers by continuing to promote healthy and safe tourism,” noted Bali Deputy Governor Cok Ace.

Bali recently welcomed 16,000 domestic tourists for the three-day holiday to celebrate the Prophet Muhammad’s Birthday. The Bali Provincial Government tightened their surveillance on every border to help reduce the importation of COVID-19. Arrivals had to present proof of a negative COVID-19 rapid test prior to entry being granted.