Three New Variants of SARS-CoV-2 Enter Indonesia
The new SARS-CoV-2 variants from India, South Africa and the UK have entered Indonesia.
JAKARTA, KOMPAS — The new SARS-CoV-2 variants from India, South Africa and the UK have entered Indonesia. Awareness against transmission must be increased because the new variants are more easily transmitted.
"The transmission of this mutation is higher than the others, so we must keep an eye on it. We have to do so while there are still few cases because it will definitely spread soon," said Health Minister Budi Gunadi Sadikin in a press conference with Coordinating Economic Minister Airlangga Hartarto and Chairman of the Task Force for Covid-19 Mitigation Doni Monardo at the Presidential Office, Jakarta, Monday (3/5/2021). Previously, President Joko Widodo chaired a limited meeting on the mitigation of the Covid-19 pandemic at Merdeka Palace, Jakarta.