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Jakarta Post

Bali sets 'Siaga' advisory to curb COVID-19 spread

  • Ni Komang Erviani

    The Jakarta Post

Denpasar   /   Tue, March 17 2020   /  01:18 am

The administration of the popular resort island of Bali declared on Sunday evening an advisory level of Siaga (watch) for the province. The advisory is part of the provincial administration's effort to curb the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), which has dealt a blow to tourism on the island of the gods.Bali administration secretary Dewa Made Indra, who was appointed chairman of the province's COVID-19 task force, said that the decision to declare the advisory was made on Sunday evening at a meeting led by Bali Governor I Wayan Koster.“The Bali administration had a meeting last night [Sunday] to respond to the President’s instruction [...] and we have decided to take several actions. We issued the Siaga advisory level to manage [the spread of] COVID-19,” Dewa said on Monday.President Joko “Jokowi”...