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Spike in virus cases dents hopes of reviving S-E Asia's holiday hotspots

Plans to reopen popular tourist destinations such as Bali and Phuket have stalled

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Experts said tourist arrivals in Bali underscored shortcomings in fighting the pandemic, namely a lack of testing and contact tracing.

Bangkok

A SPIKE in novel coronavirus infections in Indonesia's holiday island of Bali and Thailand's first locally transmitted case in 100 days have dealt further blows to South-east Asian hopes of reviving vital tourism industries.

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