Friday, 28 Feb 2020

The World Is Confused Until Now There Is No Case of Corona Virus in Indonesia


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Corona virus that spread from Wuhan, Hubei Province, China (2019-nCoV) should have been found or spread to Indonesia, according to the results of a study recently published by scientists from Harvard University, United States this week. However, it is important to remember that the research published in the journal MedRxiv on Wednesday (2/5/2020), has not been reviewed or evaluated by other scientists. Usually in a process called peer-review weaknesses will be found in a study.

This study examines the possibility or potential spread of the Corona virus to other countries in the world based on the number of trips or flights from Wuhan to that country.

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However, until now there have been no cases of transmission of the Corona virus in Indonesia, although the relationship between Indonesia and China is very close both in the economic and tourism fields. China is the biggest contributor to tourists in Indonesia in recent years.

"Indonesia has not reported any cases (transmission of the Corona virus) and in our opinion, there should now be a number of cases," Marc Lipsitch, a scientist from Harvard University involved in the study, told ABC.

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At the end of January, two Australian media reported that Indonesia did not yet have proper test kits to detect the Corona virus and therefore there was a possibility that the deadly virus had entered the country. The report was compiled by quoting information from Amin Soebandrio, head of the Eijkman Institute in Bandung, West Java. Eijkman Institute itself is one of the institutions in the country that is directly involved in the effort to detect people suspected of contracting the Corona virus.

Amin, denied the report. He said that Indonesia already had sufficient tools to detect the Corona virus transmission.



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