Saturday, 19 September 2020

Governor Koster Issues Circular #487 on Strengthening Prevention and Control of Covid-19 in Bali

 Thanks to  Jackie Pomeroy of the "Bali Covid-19 Update" Group for the following info.

Here is the English translation and the original Surat Edaran #487 on Strengthening Prevention and Control of Covid-19 issued yesterday by Governor Koster.

(English translation thanks to Indra Devine)

GOVERNOR OF BALI Bali, 17 September 2020

Dear 1. Regents/Mayors in Bali 2. Heads of Institutions/Work Units of Vertical Agencies 3. Heads of Regional Apparatus in Bali Province 4. Director of BUMN/BUMD 5. Head of Private Companies 6. Leaders of Non-Governmental Organizations Community/Community Organization in Place CIRCULAR NUMBER: 487/GugasCovid19/IX/2020 CONCERNING STRENGTHENING THE PREVENTION AND CONTROL OF COVID-19 IN BALI

After paying close attention to the development of the recent COVID-19 Pandemic in Bali Province, namely: the increasing number of cases new positive COVID-19, tends to slow down the recovery rate of positive COVID-19 patients, and tends to increase the number of cases of COVID-19 death, hereby conveyed the Circular as follows. 

A. Basis for Consideration:

1. Presidential Instruction of the Republic of Indonesia Number 6 of 2020 concerning Increasing Discipline and Law Enforcement of Health Protocols in Prevention and Control of Corona Virus Disease 2019;

2. Instruction of the Minister of Home Affairs of the Republic of Indonesia Number 4 of 2020 concerning Technical Guidelines for the Formulation of Regional Head Regulations in the Context of Implementing Discipline for the Prevention and Control of Corona Virus Disease 2019; and

3. Governor of Bali Regulation No. 46 of 2020 concerning the Implementation of Discipline and Law Enforcement of Health Protocols as Efforts to Prevent and Control Corona Virus Disease 2019 in the New Era of Life along with Regulations of the Regent/Mayor in Bali. Enforcing Health Protocol Laws as Efforts B. This Circular Letter aims to:

1. increase awareness and active participation of community members and stakeholders to become the front guard to prevent the increase in transmission and spread of COVID-19 in Bali;

2. the creation of the implementation of Government, Public Service and Trade and Service Sector Business activities that comply with the new era life order protocol in the prevention and control of COVID-19 transmission;

3. ensure that there are no new cases of COVID-19 in Bali by strengthening efforts to prevent and control COVID-19 in various activity sectors; and

4. Encourage the recovery of various aspects of socio-economic life and reduce the psychological impact of the Balinese people due to the COVID-19 pandemic. C. To the Heads of Institutions/Work Units for Vertical and Regional Agencies, Directors of BUMN/BUMD, and Heads of Private Companies, and Leaders of Non-Governmental Organizations The community, community organizations, and all components of society to unite and work together for: and Mayors throughout Bali, all Heads/Heads.

1. Carry out massive socialization and dissemination by all stakeholders to increase public awareness in protecting the health of themselves and people other than the spread of COVID19 by implementing the Health Protocol and a Clean and Healthy Lifestyle (PHBS);

2. Implement and enforce the Governor of Bali Regulation No. 46 of 2020 concerning the Implementation of Discipline and Law Enforcement of Health Protocols as Efforts to Prevent and Control Corona Virus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) and related Regent/Mayor Regulations strictly and consistently by involving all stakeholders and covering all areas in Bali;

3. Limiting the activities of the Panca Yadnya Ceremony and the Crowd in Bali in accordance with the Joint Circular of the Parisada Hindu Dharma Indonesia (PHDI) Bali Province and the Bali Province Traditional Village Assembly (MDA) Number: 081/PHDI-Bali/IX/2020 - Number: 007/SE/MDA-Prov Bali/IX/2020;

4. Implementing Arrangements for Religious Activities and Crowds in Bali in accordance with the Circular of the Bali Province Religious Harmony Forum Number: 42/IX/FKUB/2020;

5. Strengthen the implementation of policies for restricting activities outside the home: optimizing the implementation of work from home for government and private companies (the number of employees working from the office is a maximum of 25% of the total number of employees), studying from home, and worshiping at home;

6. Limiting crowd activities to tourist objects and attractions, shopping centers, markets and public places/facilities.

7. Strengthening contact tracing, testing and quarantine, among others by:

    a. Increase the capacity or number of contact tracing officers;

    b. Increase the number of tests;

   c. Prepare a special quarantine place for confirmed cases with certain circumstances that make it impossible to carry out mandíri quarantine; and

   d. Reinforce the role of the Mutual Cooperation Task Force.
8. Strengthening the capacity of medical treatment (treatment), among others by:

    a. Perform hospital relaxation;

    b. Increase the number of special treatment rooms for


    c. Setting up an emergency hospital; d. Provide a halfway house for medical personnel; and e. Increase testing capacity for hospitals that are equipped with testing equipment.
Thus this Circular Letter should be implemented with full awareness, discipline and responsibility.

Thank you for your cooperation.


Friday, 18 September 2020

Stubborn, dozens of foreigners in Bali caught in mask raids

Editor's comments:
During my limited travel since the Mandatory mask regulation was passed in Bali it has been my observation that the biggest offenders are many of the estimated 10,000 foreigners who are still residents here.

These Foreigners,  called Bules' are not respecting the laws of Indonesia.

I was very disappointed to see in this article below that even a a fellow Canadian was not adhering to the rules.

Just who the hell are they think they are?

They are guests of this country and must abide by the rules.
In fact the rules are harsher in most countries that they came from such as my country of Canada.

My personal opinion is not only they should be fined 100,000 rupiah but the police should take a snapshot of their identification and report them to the immigration so that when they want to have their visas renewed they are rejected for violating the Laws of Indonesia.

As Robert Redfield the director the American organization responsible for handling COVID - 19 said yesterday masks are even more important than vaccines at this point.

With COVID -19 cases and deaths surging in the past few weeks in Bali everybody must wear a mask when in public except for when they are dining. 

Even then they should make sure they are at least two meters away from every other diner or pedestrian.

Those foreigners that refuse to wear masks in my personal opinion are criminally negligent.

They could easily pick up the disease from any one of the nightclubs or restaurants where they are not practising social distancing and pass it on to older Indonesians who may die from it.

Therefore their laziness and carelessness may cause a death is negligent  homicide in my personal opinion.

My complements to the police for taking actions. While they are at it they could nail them for not having helmets on which also is mandatory.

The sooner we get rid of irresponsible bules that don't adhere to the rules the better.

As long as they refuse to wear masks and we may not get coronavirus under control. Bali will probably continue to slump into a deep depression with many committing suicides or eduring severe medical conditions due to the stress.

Goddess Divianta

17 Sep 2020, 23:45 WIB

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Bule Bule Netted Mask Raids in Bali (Dewi Divianta /, Denpasar - The Provincial Government (Pemprov) of Bali has imposed a fine of Rp. 100,000 for anyone who violates not wearing a mask. 

This policy was taken in order to break the chain of spreading Covid-19 on the island of Bali.

Sudden inspection (sidak) was also held. One of them was carried out by the Badung Regency Government (Pemkab). Joint officers from Satpol PP, TNI, Polri, to Pecalang, and Linmas were suddenly inspected at several points in Badung.

One of the inspections was carried out at Pererenan Beach, Mengwi District, Badung, Bali. During the inspection that started at 17.00 WITA until 19.00 WITA, dozens of foreigners or foreigners were caught in the raids. They were found to be not wearing masks and not wearing masks properly.

The head of the Badung Satpol PP, I Gusti Agung Ketut Suryanegara, said that from a number of foreigners, there were two people who were fined Rp100 thousand per person. They were fined for not heeding the officers' directions when they were arrested.

 Foreigner Owners of Villas in Bali Sued for 10 Months Pejara

"On average they bring masks, but they don't wear them properly," said Suryanegara when contacted, Thursday (17/09/2020).

The two foreigners who were fined were then given masks by the officers for them to wear again.

During the inspection, there were dozens of foreigners who were caught. 

They consist of 3 people from Ireland, Columbia 1 person, Czech 2 people, Australia 3 people, Germany 1 person, England 2 people, America 2 people, Canada 1 person, Slovakia 1 person, Italy 1 person, France 3 people, Ukraine 2 1 person, South Africa 1 and 3 people from Russia.

Even though it has been implemented simultaneously since September 7 2020 by the Bali Provincial Government, for the Badung area, Badung Regent Nyoman Giri Prasta has appealed to his staff to put forward coaching, not a Rp. 100,000 fine .

"In accordance with the Regent's order to always deposit education, we deposit it. And that (fines) have been stopped," he said.

Meanwhile, for foreigners who were still stubborn who did not wear a mask , Suryanegara said that the identity of the foreigners would be recorded. 

Likewise, their location of residence which is then submitted to the immigration authorities.

Wednesday, 16 September 2020

Jakarta's Neighbor Finds Covid-19 Cases May Be 50 Times Higher Than the Official Figures


SEPTEMBER 15, 2020

Jakarta. Tangerang, a city in Banten province with two million inhabitants on the outskirts of Jakarta, has found that the real number of Covid-19 cases among its population might be about 50 times higher than the official figures after completing an epidemiological study last month. 
The study concluded that the novel coronavirus had infected about 2.43 percent of residents in Tangerang. That percentage translates to around 53,100 people, as the city has a population of 2.19 million people, according to the Central Statistics Agency's latest available data. 
"infected about 2.43 percent of residents"

Mayor Arief Wismansyah said in a statement on Monday that the city's health department and the University of Indonesia's school of public health conducted the study on a random sample of 3,000 people. 

The study participants took serology tests that detected particular antibodies in one's blood. The antibodies' presence indicated they might have exposed to the coronavirus sometime in the past.

The study used a two-stage stratified sampling method and reported a 95 percent confidence interval of between 1.9 percent to 3 percent. That means the actual number of people exposed to Covid-19 may lie somewhere between 41,500 to 65,500.

In comparison, Tangerang only confirmed a total of 1,071 cases as of Tuesday, with 57 deaths. Jakarta, Indonesia's current epicenter of the pandemic, reported on Tuesday a total of 56,175 people in the capital had had Covid-19, and 1,450 of them had died.

Arief said the survey result had shown that the majority of the Covid-19 cases in the city have gone undetected with the majority of the infected people who did not show any symptom. Often, asymptomatic family members carried the coronavirus into their home and infected other family members, Arief said.

"That's why we tightened the restriction again so that the number [of new cases] would decline," Arief said in the statement.

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