Brit In Tourist Town Dies After Contact With COVID Pair

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Story By: James KingSub-EditorAlex Cope, Agency: Newsflash

An elderly British man has died alone in his rented room at a holiday resort on the island of Bali after coming into contact with a person later confirmed infected with COVID-19.

The man who was named as William Hamilton Mackenzie, 73, was found dead in his rented apartment in the seaside town of Sanur located on the holiday island of Bali in Indonesia.

Local police spokesman Sgt Ibrahim Lema said: “The cause of his death is still unknown, but we have been informed that he had been sick for some days previously.”

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They said it had also been confirmed that Mackenzie had recently been in contact with an Indonesian couple, one of whom had tested positive for COVID-19.

He said: “They were a husband-and-wife and when they were leaving the area they were asked to do a swab test. The result for one of them was positive.”

An initial test had indicated that the British man did not have the virus, but because of the suspicion that he might have had the disease, his body was removed by medical staff wearing full personal protective equipment.

The room and the area were also then completely disinfected as a precaution.

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