Hundreds of truck drivers protest after Bali scraps free rapid testing at Gilimanuk Port
Hundreds of truck drivers headed for Bali’s Gilimanuk Port from Banyuwangi, East Java reportedly protested the recent policy change on COVID-19 rapid testing in Bali, which now requires them to pay out of their own pocket.
Police apprehend American man after alleged theft at Kuta jewelry store
Police in Kuta apprehended a foreigner for allegedly stealing gold at a local jewelry store, shortly after he was surrounded by local residents who accused him of trying to run away from the scene.
Bali records highest daily spike in COVID-19 cases as officials set tentative timeline to reopen tourism
Bali Governor Wayan Koster yesterday announced a tentative plan to reopen Bali for tourists, as health officials record the province’s highest daily spike in COVID-19 cases so far.
The current plan might see local tourism within the island restarting next month, with the reopening for domestic tourists to follow in August.
Mataram district attorney file annulment for same-sex marriage in NTB
The Mataram district attorney and the West Nusa Tenggara (NTB) Prosecutors Office have filed an annulment for the marriage of two males in the province, one of whom was recently named a fraud suspect for allegedly lying about her identity and biological sex.
Bali administration mulling plan to include police, military personnel to enforce health protocols in traditional markets
Police and military personnel may be deployed to traditional markets across Bali to step up monitoring and ensure compliance of existing health protocols, an official said, following the increase of locally transmitted coronavirus cases that now make up nearly 60 percent of the provincial total.
Buleleng Police apprehend minor suspected of dumping deceased baby
Police in Bali’s Buleleng regency have apprehended a minor believed to have dumped a deceased baby earlier this month, a case which stirred local residents after the baby was discovered as it was being dragged away by a monitor lizard.