Visa4bali – Omicron Covid. Republika, news as of January 10, 2021, Bali is included in 11 provinces in the country that are experiencing an increase in cases of the corona virus.
According to the Secretary of the Bali Province Covid-19 Handling Task Force, I Made Rentin, based on data from the Covid-19 Handling Task Force as of 5 January 2022, 11 provinces experienced an increase in Covid-19 cases for more than one week in a row. Of the 11 provinces, there are two regions that have consistently experienced increases for up to four weeks in a row, namely DKI Jakarta and Riau Islands.
The Bali Province Covid-19 Handling Task Force asked the local community to be more vigilant.
For the case itself, it has increased but is still consistent in the single digits. Even so, stay disciplined and obey health protocols.
Bali Tightens All Entrances To Bali
After the discovery of the Omicron case that infected tourists from Surabaya. Bali tightens the entrance to Bali.
Secretary of the Bali Province Covid-19 Handling Task Force, I Made Rentin, said that currently his party had dispatched a joint team to places the patient had visited and traced people who had close contact with the patient.
From information from the Head of the Bali Provincial Health Office, later all tracing results will undergo a PCR test. In addition, the Task Force will also implement quarantine for anyone who has close contact with the patient.
The head of the Bali Provincial Health Office, he also conveyed, in the context of security or anticipatory steps so that the virus variant B.1.1.529 or omicron does not enter Bali, all entrances in Bali, both sea, air and land will be tightened.
The patient with this confirmation is known to have vacationed in Bali and it is known that from Surabaya, he came to Bali using a land route (private car) and visited a number of tourist attractions on the Island of the Gods on December 20 to 25, 2021, then the tourist spent the night in the Nusa Dua area, Regency Badung, Bali.
The Beginning of Omicron Detected in Bali
The Bali Provincial Government has localized the spread of the Omicron COVID-19 variant in Bali. This was done after one Surabaya resident was detected positive for Omicron after a vacation from Bali.
The head of the Bali Provincial Health Office, Ketut Suarjaya, said the hotel where the Surabaya residents were staying was in the Nusa Dua Sawangan Beach tourist area. However, he did not specify the name of the hotel and the exact address to maintain the hotel’s privacy.
Information from Surabaya residents who tested positive for Omicron after returning from Bali was only discovered on Sunday afternoon, January 2, 2022.
He said his party had sent a team to the hotel to carry out tracing. Currently tracing is being carried out.
Those who are in close contact include employees at the reception, room boys, drivers and so on. This tracing will continue to be carried out according to existing standards.
Then, 11 hotel employees in Bali who underwent close contact tracing with a positive patient for the Omicron variant from Surabaya, East Java, underwent a swab test with a negative Covid-19 result.
Swab tests were also carried out on foreign citizens (WNA) from Russia who had made contact with hotel staff. The swab results for Russian foreigners and close contacts of villa employees were all negative.
Stay Alert and Don’t Panic
Deputy Governor of Bali Tjok Oka Artha Ardhana Sukawati or Cok Ace asked residents to remain disciplined in health protocols and remain vigilant and not panic.
Cok Ace also said that since the beginning the Bali Provincial Government and other elements had urged the public to remain disciplined in health protocols. Especially during Christmas and New Year’s Day (Nataru) because the omicron variant has appeared in several areas.
He again asked the Balinese people to stay alert to the Covid-19 virus and always be disciplined with health protocols.
Stay alert and careful, the covid pandemic has not completely subsided because of the many variants that emerged after that.
But we still have the right to increase the body’s immunity and remain responsible for sure.
Fulfilling the right to increase body immunity, for example by going on vacation or using a staycation while working.
Fulfilling responsibilities, we must continue to comply with government regulations for the common good while maintaining health protocols. Keep your distance, wash your hands, wear a mask and stay away from crowds.
Stay alert but don’t panic, so that immunity is maintained.