10 Indonesians have infected COVID-19 from India

Monday, April 26, 2021 – 3:56 pm WIB

VIVA Health Minister Budi Gunadi Sadikin reported that up to 10 Indonesian citizens were infected with the new variant of the COVID-19 virus from India. The new variant of the double mutation has seen an increase in cases in the country recently.

“There are 10 people affected by the virus,” Budi said on Monday, April 26, 2021, at an online press conference in the president’s office.

Budi admitted to reporting this to President Jokowi. Of the 10 people, 6 residents who became infected were positive for the virus imported case or from abroad, and the rest of them send based on local transmission. The two types of new virus mutations from India are B117 and B1617.

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He also referred to daily case data in India, which previously averaged 5,000 people and now touched nearly 350,000 daily cases.

“Two cases in Sumatra, one in West Java and one in South Kalimantan,” said Budi.

“So we convey that friends must be vigilant,” he continued.

The former head of Bank Mandiri also stressed the community’s consistency in following health protocols. If you think back to the case in India, in Bollywood country it’s actually almost the same as Indonesia, which has a pretty high vaccination rate.