Jakarta will send a plane to Japan to pick up 68 citizens working on coronavirus-affected Diamond Princess.
The sprawling country of more than 260 million people has not recorded any cases though some of its citizens overseas have contracted the virus, including eight crew on the Diamond Princess cruise liner off Japan’s Yokohama.Putranto said tests on two patients who died this week after suffering symptoms associated with contracting the virus had been negative.
Researchers at the Harvard T H Chan School of Public Health, in the United States, said in a study this month that Indonesia should strengthen outbreak surveillance and control – especially as it had direct flights from the central Chinese city of Wuhan, the epicentre of the outbreak.
Indonesia has barred entry to visitors who have been in China for 14 days and stopped all flights to and from there.Navaratnasamy Paranietharan, the World Health Organization’s Indonesia representative, has said the WHO was “quite confident that Indonesia is ready to be able to respond to this situation”.
The coronavirus has infected more than 80,000 people globally and killed nearly 2,800, the majority in China.
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maaflah.. macam tak percaya je.. That pride-talk should qualify for a revocation of any blessing really really soon now. Knock on wood.
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