Complete Facts of the First Case of Coronavirus in Indonesia

Complete Facts of the First Case of Coronavirus in Indonesia - Indonesia has become one of the Corona virus-positive countries ( Covid-19 ). The first case that occurred in the country happened to two residents of Depok, West Java.

This was announced by President Joko Widodo directly at the Presidential Palace, Jakarta, Monday (2/3/2020) yesterday.

Here are the full facts:

Mother and child, contracting Japanese citizens

According to Jokowi, the two Indonesian citizens are a mother (64 years) and her daughter (31 years). Both were suspected of contracting the coronavirus due to contact with Japanese citizens who came to Indonesia.

Complete Facts of the First Case of Coronavirus in Indonesia
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The Japanese were detected by Corona after leaving Indonesia and arriving in Malaysia.

The Ministry of Health also conducted a search with whom the Japanese citizen was in contact while in Indonesia.

"The Japanese who visited Indonesia were traced and found. It turns out that people affected by the coronavirus are related to two people, a 64-year-old mother, and her 31-year-old daughter," Jokowi said.

"Checked, and this morning I got a report from the Minister of Health, that this mother and daughter were positively coronae," continued Jokowi.

Depok residents

Minister of Health Terawan Agus Putranto said the corona-positive mother and child lived in the Depok area, West Java.

"Depok area," said Terawan at the Presidential Palace, Jakarta, Monday (2/3/2020).

According to Terawan, the house occupied by the mother and child had been isolated.

"Following the procedures of the local health service, direct monitoring and isolation of the house and so on," he said.

Treated at Sulianti Saroso Hospital


A mother and child undergo intensive treatment at the Sulianti Saroso Infection Disease Hospital, North Jakarta.

"(Now being treated) at the Sulianti Saroso Infection Center Hospital in a special room that is not in contact with others," Terawan said.

Terawan had visited the hospital. He made sure the mother and child were in a stable condition.

Contracting while dancing


The Ministry of Health suspects the child contracted Corona while dancing with a Japanese citizen at a club in Jakarta on February 14.

Secretary of the Directorate General of Disease Prevention and Control of the Ministry of Health Achmad Yurianto said, in total, 50 people were dancing at the event.

"After 50 dances were completed, and it was multinational, then on February 16, the woman complained of coughing and was rather hot, then went to the doctor," Yuri said at the Presidential Palace, Jakarta, Monday (2/3/2020).

Yuri also ensured that the Ministry of Health tried to track all those who danced at the event.

"We are tracking the funding group because of the nationality of many citizens of several countries, we are tracking with further inspection," he said. 

Had not been detected


According to Yuri, initially, the 31-year-old woman was not diagnosed with Corona. After checking at Mitra Keluarga Hospital, Depok, on February 16, he was allowed to go home by a doctor.

He was then treated intensively by his mother at home. However, the woman's condition never improved. In fact, the mother who cared for him was infected.

"So both of them decided to ask to be treated at the hospital. On February 27, the mother and child were treated at the hospital," Yuri said.

The next day or on February 28, Japanese citizens who were already in Singapore gave the news that he was positively Corona. The mother and child then report the matter to the Mitra Keluarga Hospital staff.

Both were then referred to as the Sulianti Saroso Infection Center Hospital. Then the mother and child were tested on March 1. "It was checked, and the day was confirmed positive," said Yuri.

Brother and Negative Helper

The Ministry of Health has conducted laboratory checks on two people who live in the home of corona-positive mothers and children.

Yuri confirmed that the other two people who lived in the house were Corona negative. The two people are the brother of the child and a servant. "Both of them have been examined, both are negative," Yuri said.

Yuri explained the child who was sick first was treated intensively by the mother. While the brother and his aides did not make intensive contact. "Apparently, during illness, my brother was not close to contact (because of) work, and the maid was busy with herself," said Yuri.

Government Readiness to face coronavirus


When announcing the first case of the coronavirus, President Joko Widodo also stressed that the Indonesian government was ready to face this Chinese virus.

He made sure the government had prepared health facilities to treat Corona virus-positive patients. "From the beginning, the government really prepared. More than 100 hospitals with good isolation space," said the President at the Presidential Palace Complex, Jakarta, Monday (2/3/2020).

"We also have enough reagents (virus-detecting chemical fluids)," said President Jokowi. He also added a joint team of TNI-Polri assisted by civil society was ready to assist in handling the coronavirus outbreak.

President Jokowi also ensured that the government has allocated a budget for handling coronavirus outbreaks in the country. "Because if it is not serious, it is hazardous because we need to be aware of this disease," said President Jokowi.

Source: Kompas

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