Topics : The Bali Tourism Agency organized a mass prayer on Friday amid a fast-spreading coronavirus outbreak originating from China, which has taken a toll on the famous resort island’s tourism industry.Officials from the agency alongside those working in the tourism sector held the prayer on Friday morning at Pura Candi Narmada, a Hindu temple in Kuta, Badung regency.Bali Tourism Agency head Putu Astawa said that the group prayed together to ask that Bali remain safe from the coronavirus outbreak, which as of Friday had killed 213 in China and infected nearly 10,000 globally. “We who work in the [tourism] industry have suffered losses [due to the outbreak],” she acknowledged.Fears of the novel coronavirus previously led the Bali Tourism Agency to cancel the Bali Kintamani Festival, originally scheduled for Feb. 8. The agency will try to reschedule the event to sometime this year after fears about the virus have ebbed.The Chinese government has implemented anticipatory measures to contain the virus, including limiting flights to and from the country, which has affected Chinese tourist arrivals in Bali.According to Statistics Indonesia, Chinese tourists account for the second highest number of foreign tourist visits to Indonesia, after Malaysia. About 1.9 million Chinese tourists visited the archipelago from January to November 2019. (dpk) “We hope it [the virus outbreak] will be over soon. We are truly aware that the tourism industry is the backbone of Bali’s economy,” Astawa said after the prayer.Elsye Deliana from Bali Liang, a marketing division for China at the Bali chapter of the Association of Indonesian Tour and Travel Agencies (ASITA), concurred that the new virus outbreak had severely affected the tourism industry.According to agency data, at least 15,000 Chinese tourists have had their trips to the island canceled amid fears of the virus.A number of Chinese tourist groups, each consisting of 1,000 to 2,000 people, had planned to visit Bali in February, but their trips had been canceled indefinitely.
Letterkenny Gaels Club NotesLetterkenny Gaels would like to extend congratulations to the Termon ladies on their historic win last weekend in the Senior All-Ireland club final.The GAA National Draw tickets are now on sale and can be purchased from any club member. This is a great fundraiser for the club as all proceeds from the sale of these tickets stays with the club. The Club AGM is fixed for this Sunday 7th of December at Errigal Collage at 2pm. Nomination & Motion forms can be downloaded from the club Webpage. All club members are invited & encouraged to attend. There is a football foundation coaching course & child protection workshop on this Friday & Saturday at the Errigal Collage. If you are interested in attending please contact John on 086 8561768.We held our football presentation night for the U-13 to U-16 children last week in the A7. Thanks to all who attended and a special word of thanks to Frank Mc Glynn for making the presentations.The football presentation night for U-6 to U-12 takes place next Saturday the 13th of December with a special guest on the evening. More details next week or see the club Facebook page.Underage football coaching continues this Friday for U-6 (6-6.45pm) & U-8 (6.45-7.30pm) in the hall at Woodlands School & U-10 & U-12 is in the Aura from 7.30-8.30pm. New members welcome.Indoor Camogie continues every Monday evening at the Aura Leisure Centre from 7-8 pm for 5th & 6th class girls and Wednesday evenings at the LYIT sports hall from 6-7pm for 4th class & younger. Contact 086 8163605 for information. New players welcome.Our Club Dinner Dance will be held on the 28th December at The Radisson Hotel. In light of the clubs success this year this should be a memorable and enjoyable night.Hurling training for U-6, U-8, U-10 and U-12 continues every Thursday at the Aura from 6.30pm-7.30pm. This is open to boys and girls from 4 to 13 years. Please contact Dan Harnett 0867392780 or Sharon Harnett 0868405785 to book or for more information.For regular club updates and photos see our club web page, Facebook page or follow us on Twitter @LetterkennyGael GAA NEWS: LETTERKENNY GAELS ANNOUNCE DETAILS OF THEIR ANNUAL DINNER DANCE was last modified: December 3rd, 2014 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:GAALetterkenny GaelsNoticesSport