238 Indonesians From Wuhan Not Tested For Corona Virus – The Indonesian government has successfully evacuated 238 Indonesian students from Wuhan, China from the deployment center arriving in Indonesia. But they were sent home without undergoing corona virus testing. The reason is that expensive test kits.
Translated from The Economist, Sunday (1/3/2020), Indonesian citizens who had been evacuated from Wuhan underwent quarantine at Natuna for two weeks. During that time they were not tested corona virus.
The Ministry of Health argues that testing was not conducted because of the high price of testing equipment. Reagents are estimated at a price of around Rp 1 billion.
238 Indonesians From Wuhan Not Tested For Corona Virus
Another reason for testing was not carried out because the citizens were assessed in healthy condition. One third, according to the existing SOP, there is no need to examine the corona virus.
The Eijkman Institute of Molecular Biology Director Amin Soebandrio said Indonesia was able to detect anyone infected with the deadly virus.
However, the absence of a single corona virus case report in Indonesia makes the world question. Because, Indonesia is a country of 267 million inhabitants with a number of tourist arrivals from China as many as two million people throughout the year.
Harvard University epidemiology professor Marc Lipsitch suspects there are more cases of corona virus infection than have been reported. He requested that countries traversed by tourists from China increase vigilance.
Every country that travels back and forth from China and has not yet found a case must be a concern, he said.
Australian PM Doubts Indonesian Testing Capabilities
Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison questions claims about the corona virus (Covid-19), which until now has not been identified in Indonesia. Morrison hinted doubt over the claim.
Morrison’s doubts were conveyed when he was a guest speaker in an interview at an Australian radio station, 3AW recently.
Morisson said Indonesia’s claim about the absence of residents infected with the corona virus was “a form of their ability to test”.
“Indonesia is a very large country with many islands and it will be very difficult to provide absolute guarantees about these numbers,” he said as quoted from MSN.
I do not mean (acting disrespectfully), Indonesia has a different health system
WHO: Don’t Let a Country Feel Safe from Corona, Danger!
WHO warns its member countries to prepare for the possibility of the emergence of the corona covid-19 virus. This is related to the increasing number of countries that report the first case of corona virus that occurred.
“Every country must be ready for its first case,” WHO Director General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus told a press conference in Geneva. There should be no country that assumes it will not get a case (corona). That could be a fatal error, this virus knows no borders. Trik Bandar Ceme Online
Tedros said the greatest concern currently was what was going on outside of China, where Brazil, Georgia, Greece, Northern Macedonia, Norway, Pakistan and Romania started revealing their first crown infection cases. On Wednesday (25/2/2020), WHO authorities said the quantity of new COVID-19 cases outside China surpassed those in the nation just because.
The sudden increase in cases in Italy, the Islamic Republic of Iran and the Republic of Korea is very alarming, Tedros said at the time. With the right steps, this can be overcome, he said.
Tedros added that countries must start thinking about appropriate isolation units, medical supplies and other vital equipment.