Indonesia sees big jump in Omicron cases, govt urges people to hold off overseas trips

10/1/2022 9:15:00 AM

Indonesia sees big jump in Omicron cases, govt urges people to hold off overseas trips

across Indonesia have tripled in a week, with about 90 per cent imported, prompting the government to appeal for the suspension of overseas leisure trips.The number of cases reached 414 as at last Saturday (Jan 8), the health ministry said on Sunday. This compares with 136 at the end of December.

Most of the cases were Indonesian nationals and those who have been fully vaccinated, according to the ministry. The bulk of the travellers who tested positive for Omicron returned from Turkey, with the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia also prominent destinations.

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