Bali government relaxes some COVID restrictions as province reports record 1,111 new cases daily
The coronavirus outbreak in Bali shows no signs of slowing down, with the province today reporting a new daily record of 1,111 cases, but the rapid escalation has encountered relaxed restrictions that are expected to last at least until the end of this week. .
Bali’s new daily record broke on the last day of the Emergency PPKM which began in early July, and while you believe the situation will lead to an extension of the stricter restrictions, instead, officials said some restrictions had been relaxed.
According to a new circular released today, non-core businesses in Bali are now allowed to operate at 25 percent of capacity until 9 p.m., after being mandated. close completely as part of the first phase of the emergency PPKM.
Additionally, restaurants and other types of food vendors are now allowed to operate for an additional hour until 9 p.m. While the official circular said restaurants are only allowed to open for delivery and take-out, a statement released by the provincial government uses a more ambiguous diction.
“[It is] recommended to prioritize deliveries, ”said the statement, available on the official social media pages of the province.
It is certainly the kind of language that is dangerously open to interpretation, especially in a time that is proving to be be very difficult earn a living. At the time of writing, one user has already commented: “[Dine-in] is allowed, they only said [delivery is] recommended, no prohibition.
The latest Bali government circular on the Level 3 PPKM, which is applicable until July 25, differs slightly from the new PPKM rules issued by the Home Secretary last night as these still force the non-essential sector to shut down completely. Seven regions of Bali are currently classified at level 3.
A total of 8,060 people are now being treated for COVID-19 in Bali, according to provincial government data. With 23 more deaths recorded today, 280 people died from COVID-19 in July alone, making it the deadliest month in the pandemic.
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