Omicron Variant Covid Enters Indonesia, Residents Are Called to Stay Alert

The Omicron variant of Covid-19 was detected in Indonesia. Residents are advised to remain vigilant and apply strict health protocols .

The first patient with the initials N is a janitor at the Wisma Atlet Jakarta Hospital . From the team’s examination, he did not have a history of traveling abroad.

The findings of this case began when the Ministry of Health (Kemenkes) intensively carried out tests for early detection of the Omicron variant, including to three officers at the Wisma Atlet Hospital.

There were three cleaners who were examined, and all of them were confirmed positive for Covid-19. One of them is exposed to the new variant of Omicron.

“A patient N confirmed Omicron on December 15,” said Minister of Health (Menkes) Budi Gunadi Sadikin in a virtual press conference, Thursday (16/12/2021).

He asked residents not to panic with the discovery of this new variant of the Covid-19 case. However, you must still increase your vigilance, especially during the Christmas and New Year holidays.

“Don’t worry, don’t panic. Number one, health protocols must be disciplined,” he said.

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