In response to the sudden surge in COVID-19 cases in Bali, Governor Wayan Koster has limited visits to tourist attractions and public gathering points in Bali to help thwart the coronavirus’s spread and avoid the creation of new clusters of infection.
As reported by Detik.com, Bali’s Governor has not only limited visitations to tourism spots but also other areas where groups of citizens tend to congregate. As a result, several public parks in Bali’s capital of Denpasar have been closed. Among the parks now closed are Lapangan Renon and Lapangan Puputan.
“Yes, we have limited (visitors) to tourism areas and public gathering points because these places apparently are where new infection clusters start. All public facilities, such as Lapangan Renon and Puputan I have asked be temporarily closed,” commented Governor Koster on Tuesday, 15 September 2020.
The Governor confirmed that access and the number of visitors allowed on Bali’s beached would also be controlled until infection rates subside. Despite these restrictions, the Island remains open to domestic tourism.
On Tuesday, 15 September 2020, Bali’s Province added 68 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the total number of infections to date to 7,380. Five new deaths linked to the coronavirus were recorded on that same date.