In coronavirus infection is a spike Holiday Island Bali in Indonesia And Of Thailand The first locally infected case in 100 days has hit Southeast Asians further in hopes of reviving the important tourism industry.
Plans to reopen Bali to foreign tourists have been suspended indefinitely since September, while a proposal to reopen the island of Phuket in Thailand has cast doubt on the proposal.
In addition to trying to encourage domestic tourism industries, some Southeast Asian countries continue to consider “travel bubbles” with others as a way to resume business.
Bali initially expected the health crisis to be better than in other parts of Indonesia, with Southeast Asia facing the highest death toll. However, the incidence of coronavirus has increased since the reopening of the domestic tourist border in late July.
“Increasing domestic tourism is an important factor in the growing case of Bali,” said Dr. Pandu Riono, An epidemiologist at the University of Indonesia
When Ketut SurjayaThe head of Bali’s health agency said the reason for domestic tourism in the case should not be blamed for the deficit, while others see the Bali experience as a warning of the danger of reopening the border soon.
Epidemiologists and public health experts say tourist arrivals in Bali not only increase the likelihood of transmission from other parts of Indonesia, but also point to the country’s shortcomings in dealing with the epidemic, such as a lack of testing and contracting.
Another potential contributor was a more contagious mutation in the virus, known as D614G, public health experts said.
On Friday Bali Record posted 196 coronavirus cases, the fifth daily record in a row. The number of cases per day on Holiday Island has nearly tripled on average over the past six weeks, and the number of deaths has doubled to 116 during that period.
Owner of a sand souvenir shop Camille, Who is known only as one in general in Indonesia, said he was still not doing too much business but tried not to put too much pressure.
“I just put it to God because we can’t predict the future,” he said. “All we can do now is run the business according to the health protocol.”
The second quarter saw the first-quarter contraction in Indonesia’s economy for more than two decades – with the Bali economy shrinking by about 11% more than the rest of the country.
ThailandForeign visitor spending last year accounted for more than 11% of GDP where the epidemic was better managed but further damaged by the fall in tourism – the most contracted since the Asian financial crisis in the second quarter.
The country has postponed plans for “travel bubble” agreements with selected countries in August due to the emergence of new daily coronavirus cases in the Asia region.
Yuthasak SupasarnThe governor of Thailand’s official tourism authority said the re-launch of Phuket’s warning to foreign tourists would probably be delayed from the planned start date of October 1.
Uthasak told Reuters he hoped it would still start in the winter of Europe – the high season of tourism in Thailand.
Vietnam Local tourism reopened, first wiping out the virus itself, when a new outbreak was detected in the resort town of Danong in July, it was lifted only on Monday under a severe lockdown.
Coming back to Bali, Indonesia, Kamil said he is positive as long as his shop stays open.
“Maybe there will be a customer.”
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