Surabaya - A new variant of COVID-19 or B117 with a faster spread was identified from the UK and has spread in a number of Asian countries. Then what does the epidemiology say about preventing the virus from entering Indonesia?
Airlangga University Epidemiologist Windu Purnomo said that the new variant of the Corona virus has not been detected so far. Even so, it is not wrong for the government to have the courage to close entrances such as airports and ports.
"We have to anticipate it. But it's not fast enough. Don't be like now. I heard that Batam is close to Singapore, whose residents carry the virus from the UK but the entrance to Batam port is still open," Windu told detikcom, Monday (28/11/2020 ).
"So it means we are always slow. In the past, that was the case. Other countries already had COVID, we even opened discounted tourism and so on. These (airports and ports) must be closed immediately," added Whindu.
Not only that, Windu also suggested for the time being that foreign citizens (WNA) should be prohibited from entering the country. Even if they do have to enter, the person must undergo a quarantine period of 14 days.
Do not let foreign citizens who have been exposed to the virus do not enter Indonesia. Unless our people go home, okay. But if he comes he will have to be quarantined. Yes, at least 14 days, "he said.
"But if foreigners are not allowed to enter first. We have to be brave in being banned. Even foreigners dare to ban us, how come we don't dare," added Windu.
Windu continued, this policy absolutely must be carried out by the government, because if the new Corona variant comes in, it will be very burdensome again. He also reminded the government not to only focus on bringing in vaccines.
"We, this case is very burdened, don't let the addition of new variant cases that are more contagious. So the new minister should not focus too much on vaccines. Because I heard that a new minister was chosen because it was only focused on getting vaccines," he explained.
According to Windu, the Corona virus in Indonesia itself has mutated since the middle of the year. However, currently there is no statement from the virologist that states whether the mutation has been entered or not.
"In Indonesia, there have actually been several mutations, which have been detected. Unair has also been detected since before the middle of this year. Well, but this British one or B117 if I'm not mistaken. Has it entered Indonesia or not? I don't know. Because there is no statement from virus researchers, "he explained.
"But of course the handling will certainly be very troublesome. Because our cases are still rising and not reaching the top. Later, if this is added again, it will be chaotic," said Windu.
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