Indonesian Health Ministry Confirms 68 Omicron Cases

29 December 2021 21:59 WIB

TEMPO.CO, JakartaThe Indonesian Health Ministry on Wednesday confirmed that there are currently 68 cases of Covid-19 infection from the Omicron variant. 

Covid-19 vaccination spokesperson Siti Nadia Tarmizi said there were 21 new additional cases that came from people who traveled overseas which consists of 16 Indonesian nationals and 5 foreign nationals. Most of them were from Saudi Arabia and Turkey.

“Omicron in Indonesia exists because of travelers from other countries such as Saudi Arabia and Turkey, which is why people are urged to reconsider traveling to the two aforementioned countries,” said Nadia in a written statement.

She said port entries are heavily monitored as a study found that the positivity rates from ocean transportation travelers were 10-times higher compared to air travel.

Tarmizi reminded people to reduce mobility and remain disciplined with the national Covid-19 health protocol. “Self-awareness and restraining the urge to travel must be done. I ask the public to work together to prevent the transmission of Covid-19 by refraining from traveling," she said. 

Read: Over 10,000 Indonesians Traveling Abroad Amid Omicron Warning

EGI ADYATAMA




Merck Forecasts Drastic Slump in COVID-19 Drug Sales This Year

21 jam lalu

Merck Forecasts Drastic Slump in COVID-19 Drug Sales This Year

Merck & Co (MRK.N) on Thursday, Feb. 2, forecast a sharp decline in sales of its COVID-19 antiviral pill as the pandemic eases globally.


Second Booster for COVID-19 Not Required for Travel: Govt

4 hari lalu

Second Booster for COVID-19 Not Required for Travel: Govt

The Indonesian government continues to encourage its citizen to immediately get a second booster or the fourth dose of COVID-19 vaccine.


Health Minister Warns of Kraken Covid: Rapid Transmission but Weak

8 hari lalu

Health Minister Warns of Kraken Covid: Rapid Transmission but Weak

The Health Ministry is constantly conducting contact tracing of a Polish national who carried the first case of 'Kraken Covid.'


Minister Claims PeduliLindungi App Kept 626,000 Patients from Transmitting COVID-19

9 hari lalu

Minister Claims PeduliLindungi App Kept 626,000 Patients from Transmitting COVID-19

Health Minister Budi Gunadi Sadikin has claimed that the PeduliLindungi app prevent more than 626,000 positive patients from transmitting COVID-19.


Jakarta Rolls Out Second Booster for Covid-19 Starting Tomorrow

11 hari lalu

Jakarta Rolls Out Second Booster for Covid-19 Starting Tomorrow

The Jakarta Health Office will start rolling out the second booster or the fourth dose of Covid-19 vaccines starting Tuesday, January 24, 2023.


COVID-19: Jakarta Readies 300 Fourth Dose Vaccination Locations

12 hari lalu

COVID-19: Jakarta Readies 300 Fourth Dose Vaccination Locations

Jakarta Health Office prepared 300 vaccination locations to support provision of the fourth dose or second booster of COVID-19 vaccine to the public.


Quarantine Not Required for Chinese Tourists, Says Jokowi

14 hari lalu

Quarantine Not Required for Chinese Tourists, Says Jokowi

President Jokowi confirmed that the government did not enforce COVID-19 restrictions such as the mandatory quarantine for Chinese tourists.


Jokowi Opens Doors for Chinese Tourists as Immunity Rate Hits 98.5

14 hari lalu

Jokowi Opens Doors for Chinese Tourists as Immunity Rate Hits 98.5

Indonesia's President Jokowi said the country has opened its doors to foreign tourists, including China which is seeing a surge in COVID-19 cases.


China's COVID-19 Emergency Has Peaked, Official Says

20 hari lalu

China's COVID-19 Emergency Has Peaked, Official Says

Coronavirus fever and emergency hospitalizations have peaked in China and the number of hospitalized Covid-19 patients is continuing to decline.


4 of Indonesia's Cultural Tourism Spots to Visit in 2023

20 hari lalu

4 of Indonesia's Cultural Tourism Spots to Visit in 2023

The following are the top 4 cultural tourism destinations to travel to in 2023.