Ukrainian couple found dead and evacuated with COVID-19 protocol in Bali, police investigating

Photo illustration of a crime scene.
Photo illustration of a crime scene.

Police have reportedly launched an investigation to find out the cause of death of two Ukrainian nationals, whose bodies were found in Kedonganan sub-district of Badung regency last night. 

According to reports, the bodies were sprayed with disinfectants before they were transported with an ambulance to Sanglah General Hospital. 

Denpasar Police Chief Jansen Avitus Panjaitan, told Detik that the deceased were evacuated with COVID-19 protocols as a precaution.

“For the time being we have not found any indication of violence,” Jansen said.

The two foreigners, reportedly a married couple, had been staying at an apartment in the area. Police were alerted to the situation after the apartment staff noticed that they had not left their room for a whole day.

“After they managed to open the room the two victims were lying on the floor and lifeless,” I Kadek Laksana, head of Kedonganan sub-district, told Detik.

In March, the death of a male foreigner on a sidewalk in Denpasar stirred local residents after a team of medical staff evacuated his body with protective suits. The Denpasar Police initially said his death had nothing to do with the coronavirus and suspected alcohol poisoning instead, but it was later confirmed that the same man had tested positive for COVID-19.

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