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Bali’s PPKM Level 3 Category Explained

New instructions issued by the Minister of Home Affairs (No. 10 Tahun 2022) set new rules on limiting activities and public movements for the entire island of Bali, now categorized as a PPKM Level 3 Region.

The categorization of Bali at Level 3 and the new public movement guidelines took effect from 15 February 2022.

As reported by, the Secretary of the Bali Provincial COVID-19 Task Force (Satgas COVID), Made Rentin, confirmed in a written announcement that Bali would remain at a Level 3 Category from 14 February until 21 February 2022. 

Current COVID-19 Infection Rates in Bali

Bali was classified at the more cautionary “Level 3″ status due to a sudden upsurge in new cases, with “active cases” now calculated at 19,344 people.

Speaking on 15 February 2022, Rentin explained that 1,177 COVID patients are now hospitalized in Bali, a number representing 6.08% of all active infections. Meanwhile, 89.4% of the active cases totaling 17,293 people are self-isolating at home with mild or no symptoms.

Centralized isolation facilities are currently used by 874 people or 4.52% of all active cases. Rentin outlined that the provincial government of Bali operates 30 centralized isolation centers for COVID-19 patients with a capacity of 1,946 beds. “874 of the available beds (in centralized isolation centers) are now occupied, representing 44,91% with a remaining 1,072 beds unoccupied at this time,” wrote Rentin in his published release.

PPKM Level 3 Stipulations

The Minister of Home Affairs, Tito Karnavian, has explained that Bali and other regions of Indonesia classified as PPKM Level 3 must conform to the following regulations:

New Testing Targets

Testing targets for every regency and the City of Denpasar are increased during the PPKM Level 3 period. The daily target for testing across Bali: Badung Regency (1,040 tests); Bangli Regency (495 tests); Buleleng Regency (1,441 tests); Gianyar Regency (1,132 tests); Jembrana Regency (405 test); Karangasem Regency (906 tests); Klungkung Regency (389 tests), City of Denpasar (1,454 test) and Tabanan Regency (973 tests).

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