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News 05/06/2020

Latest Update Regarding Corona Virus in Indonesia (05 June 2020)

Positive cases of the corona virus in Indonesia are still increasing, translating to more than 28,000 cases. Meanwhile around the world, the corona virus has infected more than 6 million people. According to the data, the addition of positive cases in Indonesia began to accelerate since April 6, namely around 200-300 people per day, then moved up to 300-400 new cases per day.

To prevent the addition of positive cases of contracting the corona virus, since April 10, 2020, region by region in Indonesia has imposed Large-Scale Social Restrictions (PSBB). In total there are 4 provinces and 20 regencies / cities that enforce the PSBB until Tuesday (12/5).

The following is the curve of corona virus transmission in Indonesia based on data from the Ministry of Health

Jakarta as the province with the highest number of cases is still experiencing a fluctuating addition of Covid-19 patients.

In the last two weeks, up to Thursday 28 May, the addition of positive cases in Jakarta has moved in the range of 80-100 cases per day. Positive cases in Jakarta now are more than 7,001 people.

As of today Thursday (4/6) there are 4,280 people, bringing the total to 28,818, while patients recovered to 8,892 with the addition of 2,652 people, and cases of death to 1,721 with the addition of 225 people.

The Governor of DKI Jakarta Regulation regarding sanctions and fines for PSBB violations has also come into effect. Fines ranging from IDR 250,000 to IDR 10 million. The violations in question include not wearing masks in public places, residents who gather more than five people, restaurants that enforce on-site dining, and company operations outside the specified sectors.

Government Spokesperson for Handling Covid-19 Achmad Yurianto had said, “New normal (new norms) are the best way and the whole world is doing this. With the new normal productivity does not cease. Since we don’t know when a vaccine can be produced. “

“The new normal should be our lifestyle, carried out by ourselves and not ordered or forced on by any institution including the government.”

Yurianto then explained what was meant by the new normal.

“When we do activities outside the home, when we return home, wash our hands, take a shower if necessary, and change clean clothes. These habits are what we must cultivate. This is what we call the new normal, “Yurianto explained.

Is it true that men are more susceptible to contracting the corona virus as analyzed by health experts?

In Indonesia, more than half of the patients (data as of March 13, 2020) are male.

Source: ayobandung.com; bbc.com; Ministry of Health; BNPB

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