The founder of Bali spiritual community House of Om, Wissam Barakeh, has had his temporary stay permit revoked today for hosting a crowded gathering that violated health protocols amid the COVID-19 pandemic last week, the regional office for the Ministry of Law and Human Rights in the province said.

Hundreds of market vendors from Pasar Galiran in Klungkung regency reportedly refused to undergo rapid tests for the coronavirus this week despite the traditional market being identified as a COVID-19 cluster, with some citing result inaccuracy and fears of stigma from their neighbors and peers.

Pediatricians in Bali are noting rising cases of COVID-19 among children in the province, highlighting 89 confirmed patients in the age group so far and suggesting stricter isolation of confirmed adult patients as well as keeping children at home to stem the spread of the coronavirus.

Gianyar regent I Made Mahayastra has reportedly cautioned the closure of spiritual community House of Om following an event last week that drew dozens of people who blatantly ignored social distancing protocols amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Indonesian health officials are recording a spike in cases of dengue fever across the country, with the Ministry of Health reporting about 68,000 cases so far, alongside the country’s rising cases of COVID-19 that isn’t showing any signs of slowing down.

An 18-year-old Russian woman, who has been identified as influencer Anastasia Tropitsel, died in a motorbike accident in Bali on Sunday. Local authorities said that her vehicle might have gotten “out of control” as she was riding along Jalan Sunset Road in Seminyak.

the island of Bali

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


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