“These three variants — the lambda, mu, and C.1.2 — don’t but exist in Indonesia,” Sadikin confirmed throughout a press convention on the extension of public exercise restrictions monitored right here, Monday.
The minister remarked that the lambda variant was initially present in Peru in December 2020, which then unfold to 42 international locations. He additional famous that the mu variant first surfaced in Colombia in January 2021 and thereafter unfold to 49 international locations, whereas C.1.2 was recognized in South Africa in Might 2021 and has unfold to 9 international locations.
In keeping with Sadikin, a crew of consultants is finding out these three viruses to know their habits and transmission charges in addition to to realize readability on whether or not they can keep away from detection by antibodies which can be naturally constructed or produced by vaccinations.
“No particular analysis outcomes have been discovered till now. Nevertheless, these three variants don’t but exist in Indonesia,” Sadikin remarked.
In a bid to stop the entry of the three virus variants into Indonesia, the federal government is strengthening all entry factors of the nation by tightening the quarantine course of by air, sea, or land.
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Earlier, the federal government had acted swiftly as a precautionary measure in opposition to the entry of mu variant of the COVID-19 virus into the nation by growing surveillance in any respect entry gates to Indonesia from overseas.
Minister of Communication and Informatics Johnny G. Plate ensured that surveillance is performed in any respect entry factors, together with airports and ports.
All Indonesian residents or foreigners with a journey historical past to international locations reportedly witnessing elevated transmission of the mu variant, similar to Colombia, Japan, India, Hong Kong, and Ecuador, endure examinations utilizing the Entire Genome Sequencing methodology.
This Genome Sequencing Check makes an attempt to find out the unfold of mutations of the SARS-Cov-2 virus that causes COVID-19.
Plate confirmed that Indonesia was capable of conduct round 1,866 Genome Sequencing checks monthly from 21 laboratory networks unfold throughout a number of areas.
In keeping with Plate, the variety of these checks elevated considerably as in comparison with a yr in the past, whereby solely 340 Genome Sequencing checks might be performed monthly.
From January to August 2021, the Ministry of Well being has performed 6,161 Genome Sequencing checks to establish the brand new SARS-CoV-2 variant that causes COVID-19. (INE)
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