Leading Bali virologist says island should go into lockdown

Leading Bali virologist says island should go into lockdown

Leading Bali virologist says island should go into lockdown


Bali's street from this continuing COVID-19 crisis, that has been indicated with a substantial caseload and passing spikes for at least a week today, could ideally consist of placing the state under lockdown, a top virologist on the island stated. I Gusti Ngurah Mahardika, virologist and professor at Udayana University, implied that Bali should temporarily shut  and be put under lockdown, much as it did in the start of the coronavirus outbreak. 

"The perfect state to curb the amount of COVID-19 cases are under lockdown, shut Bali temporarily, restrict people's motion, allowing leaving the home just for very important functions, like searching for food, medication, and the likes," Ngurah explained. "Poorer members of the people has to be given help, and the government offers necessary logistical support," he continued.

The state has reported over 100 new cases daily for at least a week today, with the current inclusion of 111 cases bringing the total to 6,834. While officials have resisted the idea of Bali's reopening to national tourists as among the contributing variables, data demonstrates the caseload and passing spikes are reported after the reopening in July.  On Aug. 28, by way of instance, the COVID-19 death toll in Bali stood 60, over five months because the very first coronavirus instances were declared in Indonesia.  It's more than doubled in the 2 months since, with the current data demonstrating a total of 151 deaths. 

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