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Image: Covid-19 testing in Badung. Credit: Stanford

A patient suspected of having COVID-19 was tested positive in Badung Regency today and now has the status of Person Under Surveillance (ODP).

After being in Jakarta the patient carried out an independent isolation. However, after a while the patient showed symptoms and was tested.

With these results, the COVID-19 Task Force confirmed that the first COVID-19 case in Badung was not a local transmission, in other words, not originating from human transmission in this region.

The patient is an Indonesian citizen, whose whole family is also not in Bali. (They are careful not mention in the source article if the patient is male or female. Ed)

“The patient uses an address in Badung, but is not a local resident,” said the Head of the Badung Health Service Dr. Nyoman Gunarta with permission from the Badung COVID-19 Task Force I Wayan Adi Arnawa, Thursday (2/4).

He explained the patient infected with COVID-19 recently traveled to Jakarta and from the results of tracking the patient did not meet with many people.

“The patient often went back and forth between Jakarta and Bali, and indeed has a house in Kerobokan Kelod. We have already done the tracking, and we have isolated the people who have had contact with patient,” he said while stressing that the case was not a local transmission.

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  • BaliRob

    Very re-assuring news and efficient tracking – we are all grateful to the medical staff and all involved

  • Ellen Foster-Taylor

    This virus is all over Bali

  • Benoit RÉPESSÉ.

    I do not see what is reassuring about this article and how an efficient tracking can be made. Where all the crew members and his flight partners all found, traced and informed, his taxi or Grab driver, his market vendor, his immediate neighbours? Statistics, for all they are worth, tend to show that one non confined person tends to contaminate an average of three people. If that were the case, considering this is an exponential figure, how long would it take for the entire Balinese population to be contaminated and how ready is the local medical system in facing such a massive influx? This article has nothing very reassuring about it when one considers that there are already hundreds of persons like the one described in this article wondering around Bali at this very moment.

  • Max

    In a way or the other we are all going to get it. If this is truly a virus that came from snake/bats/rats or what so ever you can’t get rid of it. So …keep calm and carry on…if you are subject at risk take all the precaution you can, but I disagree to segregate a country and give significant financial distress to poor for a problem concerning a minority

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