Three judges and two substitute clerks at the Denpasar District Court in Bali have tested positive for the coronavirus (COVID-19). The Denpasar District Court will be closed for the next 2 weeks.

“Yes, that’s right” said the Chairman of the Denpasar District Court, Sobandi, confirming that 3 judges and 2 Denpasar District Court clerks tested positive for Covid-19 on Tuesday (18/8).

Therefore, activities at the Denpasar District Court will be halted for the next 2 weeks. Spraying of disinfectants will be carried out to prevent the further spread of the coronavirus.

“I am thankfully healthy” said Sobandi.

Trials at the Denpasar District Court serve only criminal cases involving detention periods about to end. Strict health protocols are implemented.

Meanwhile, criminal cases involving longer detention periods will be postponed for up to two weeks. The majority of the trials involving civil cases have been adjourned.

“Please pray for us so that our friends from the Denpasar District Court who are positive will get well soon” said Sobandi.

As of Tuesday (18/8), Bali recorded an increase of 48 confirmed cases of Covid-19 through local transmission, 24 recoveries and 1 death related to the coronavirus..

Cumulatively in Bali, confirmed cases of Covid-19 rose to 4,158 people, along with 3,648 people recoveries (87.73%), and 51 deaths (1.23%).

459 active cases (11.04%) were recorded, spread across 17 referral hospitals, as well as those in quarantine at local health centers and dedicated hotels (Bapelkesmas, UPT Nyitdah, Wisma Bima, Ibis Hotel, Grand Mega Hotel and BPK Pering).

Although data shows recoveries from Covid-19 continuing to increase, it should be noted that as many as 90.31% of confirmed cases of Indonesian citizens are through local transmission.

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