Jakarta, CNBC Indonesia – West Java Governor Ridwan Kamil confirmed that a new variant of the corona virus (Covid-19) from England coded B1117 had been found in Karawang Regency, West Java.
Speaking at the Padjadjaran University Central Hospital, Kang Emil, his nickname, said the provincial government is currently conducting further tracking to anticipate the spread of the new mutation.
“The new corona virus variant given already exists in Indonesia, entering Karawang. We have already carried out the tracking and asked if the Unpad team may research UK B117,” Emil said, Wednesday (3/3/2021).
Emil said the coordination with the university was to determine for sure whether the Covid-19 health protocol treatment was still the same or not for patients who were identified with this new mutation.
“Is this the same treatment of 3M and 3T? We ask for research, so that we as decision makers can respond appropriately in a measured way,” Emil said.
However, Emil appealed to residents to remain calm and not panic. Anticipation has been taken from the start because the task force has predicted that this virus will mutate.
“We adapt and we improve,” he explained.
Deputy Health Minister Dante Saksono Harbuwono previously reported the findings of 2 cases of mutation of the Corona B117 virus from England in Indonesia. This is the first case in Indonesia since the variant broke out in Britain in September 2020.
“Exactly 1 year today, we found a B117 mutation, UK mutation, in Indonesia. This is fresh from the oven, only last night we found 2 cases,” said Dante.
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