Bali Loses IDR 9.7 Trillion Every Month
Deputy Governor of Bali Tjokorda Oka Artha Ardana Sukawati alias Cok Ace said, Bali is ready to receive foreign tourist visits on 11 September.
As an illustration, Deputy Governor Cok Ace said the Covid-19 pandemic caused Bali to suffer a loss of up to 9.7 trillion each month since the pandemic came.
Based on Bank of Indonesia data, Bali's economic growth declined by 1.14% in the first semester of 2020. "The number of tourist visits to Bali decreased drastically to 99.99% for June 2020," said Deputy Governor Cok Ace.
For this reason, he feels it is time for Bali to prepare as well as possible to rebuild the Balinese economy, especially in the tourism sector as the leading sector.
"The Provincial Government of Bali, through the Tourism Office, is verifying that accommodation, tourist destinations, transportation, restaurants, and so on have met the standards.
I hope Bali will be one hundred percent ready before the full reopening of tourism in early September, " explained Deputy Governor.
"The preventive efforts we have done so far have shown improved results. According to the statistical data of the Bali Province Covid-19 task force as of August 3, 2020, the cure rate for positive Covid-19 patients in Bali Province is 85.7 percent, "he added.
Although the number of positive cases in Bali is still increasing, he added that the number of recovered patients continues to increase.
"Bali is also supported by qualified medical personnel and adequate health facilities. The government has appointed 14 referral hospitals throughout Bali and 8 laboratories capable of conducting PCR / swab tests," he said.