Dead foreigner found in Denpasar not killed by coronavirus, police say
The Denpasar Police suspect that a male foreigner, who is identified as X by local authorities, died after consuming too much tuak, a traditional Balinese liquor, and not due to the novel coronavirus, after videos of his evacuation by a team of medical staff in Denpasar went viral yesterday.
West Nusa Tenggara closes tourist access to Gili islands
UPDATE March 18: West Nusa Tenggara Governor Zulkieflimansyah has clarified to the media that access to Gili Islands is only closed for tourists coming in directly from Bali. Additionally, tourists who are still in either Gili Trawangan, Gili Air or Gili Meno, can still leave the islands at any time.
Opinion: Foreign tourist’s viral TikTok crusade against menstruation ban in Balinese temple is insultingly myopic
So you’re on vacation in Bali and you come across a sign that says women on their period are not allowed to enter a holy temple. So you decide to express your annoyance and disappointment over this local custom with a TikTok video? Well, that’s certainly one way to get netizens on the case.
2 nurses at Sanglah General Hospital in isolation after caring for suspected COVID-19 patients
Two nurses at Sanglah General Hospital are currently being treated in isolation at the facility after reportedly caring for suspected COVID-19 patients.
“There are two [nurses] who contracted fever and are coughing, yes.
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No obligation to inform regional governments results of suspected COVID-19 patients, Indonesian official says
Achmad Yurianto, the official spokesperson for COVID-19-related matters in Indonesia, said the central government is not obliged to inform regional governments about the test results of suspected patients — following what initially seemed like a breakdown in communication yesterday surrounding the country’s first recorded death to the novel coronavirus, who was a patient in Bali.