Covid-19 Delta Variant Not Found in Indonesia, Minister Says

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8 November 2021 23:58 WIB

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TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - Minister of Health, Budi Gunadi Sadikin ensured that the Covid-19 AY.4.2 or Variant Delta, which was reported in Malaysia has not been found in Indonesia.

"AY.4.2 has been found in Malaysia, but has not been detected in Indonesia until now and we've done genome sequencing between 1.500 to 1.800 in a month," said Minister Budi in an online press conference on Monday, November 8, 2021. Currently, the government has tightened the supervision on the Malaysia-Indonesia border.

Last Saturday, Malaysia's Health Minister announced two cases of the new Delta variant in the country. Both of those cases are from students who returned from England.

Both students arrived at Kuala Lumpur International Airport on October 2, 2021 with the result from the first SARS-CoV-2 test came out negative. However, the second test during the quarantine period came out positive on October 7, 2021.

Java-Bali Public Mobility Restriction (PPKM) Coordinator Luhut Binsar Panjaitan said that the government continuously monitors the development of the Delta Plus variant. Luhut mentioned that it is possible for the government to tighten up the travel regulations for visitors from abroad to prevent the entry of the new variant.

"We must be aware of the new variant. It's possible people may come from abroad and need to be quarantined for seven days. We are very careful."

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