Positive Corona Virus Patients Increase, Bali’s Economy Threatened

Positive Corona Virus Patients Increase, Bali's Economy Threatened

5 months after the pandemic corona or CoVid-19 originating from Wuhan, China, but the pandemic is still spreading to various countries in the world, especially Indonesia. The Wuhan Covid-19 virus, which attacks the respiratory tract, continues to take lives. Of the total cases in the world, 412,980 people had mild symptoms, while 23,559 citizens of the world experienced appalling conditions.

Quoted from Johns Hopkins CSSE data, it was written that the highest number of deaths were US, then Italy with 8,215 and Spain 4,365. China which experienced the first pandemic was the third highest number of deaths, namely 3,169 cases. There are several risks that will occur for the time being:

Positive Corona Virus Patients Increase, Bali's Economy Threatened
Positive Corona Virus Patients Increase, Bali’s Economy Threatened

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The decline in the Tourism Industry

The tourism industry has declined as many countries are locking in to prevent the spread of the corona virus. Koster said “Bali tourism often experiences shocks, such as the Persian Gulf Crisis (Gulf War) 1990-1991, the Bali Bombing in 2002, the SARS virus in 2003 and the Mount Agung Eruption in 2017.

In 2020 Bali’s tourism again experienced a shock due to the outbreak of the COVID-19 outbreak in several countries. This resulted in a decrease in tourist arrivals to Bali. The Indonesian government provides promotions through the airplane e-ticket marketplace between 30% to 40% for 10 domestic destinations from March to May 2020.

Positive Corona Virus Patients Increase, Bali's Economy Threatened
Positive Corona Virus Patients Increase, Bali’s Economy Threatened

The 10 tourist destinations in question include Batam, Denpasar, Yogyakarta, Labuan Bajo, Lombok, Malang, Manado, Silangit, Tanjung Pinang, and Tanjung Pandan and other tourism destinations.

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Quiet Travel and Flight Business

Chinese tourists are the second largest (18.2%) after Australian tourists out of a total of 6.3 million tourists visiting Bali. The decline in Chinese tourists was greatly felt by tourism businesses such as hotels, tourist trips, tourist transportation, tourist guides, and Bali craftsmen.

This has an impact on the decreasing number of international flights. Some airline service companies will also stop the operational operations in the next few days until an undetermined time.

The decrease in the number of Chinese visits to Bali also had a direct impact on hotel and restaurant tax receipts that were the source of Local Original Revenue (PAD) throughout Bali, especially in Badung, Denpasar, Gianyar, and Klungkung and surrounding areas.

Losing Community SMEs

The impact of the corona virus threat on tourism gave rise to aftershocks to various sectors. One of them is MSME or Bali Small and Medium Industry. UMKM / IKM practitioners admit that their business turnover is disrupted due to the daily turnover decreases. They believe the situation is due to the Bali tourism industry which is also threatened by the corona virus outbreak.

The corona virus pandemic has hit the global economy. Corona virus also had an impact on investment interest which made the Composite Stock Price Index (CSPI) experience the worst decline in the last decade or reached 5%, last Thursday. While the rupiah continued to weaken against the US dollar or broke Rp15,200 on Wednesday, March 18.

Losing Community SMEs
Losing Community SMEs

Import Export Disrupted

Corona virus outbreaks that occur in many countries, especially China, have a negative impact on the trade sector in Indonesia. The Minister of Trade, Agus Suparmanto, said that restrictions on trade cooperation with China made a number of business sectors slow down. The decline did indeed occur in the import sector of raw materials from China.

The Minister of Trade Agus Suparmanto stressed that entrepreneurs should look for alternative countries in finding imports of raw materials. “We urge to immediately look for alternatives. Because if not, the production will stop. These products must look for alternative raw materials outside of China,” said Agus.

That was some of the effects of the corona virus in Indonesia. Let’s all take care of our health and cleanliness to avoid this CoVid-19 virus.

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