JAKARTADAILY.ID --- Omicron cases in Indonesia increased by 68 people on last week, bringing the total confirmed cases of this variant to 136 people.
Spokesperson for the Ministry of Health's COVID-19 Vaccination, dr. Siti Nadia Tarmizi revealed that the 68 new cases all came from Foreign Travellers, and 11 of them were foreigners. The country of origin of most arrivals is from Saudi Arabia, Turkey, the United Arab Emirates, and the United States.
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Of the 68 confirmed cases of Omicron, 29 people have no symptoms, 29 people are sick with mild symptoms, 1 person is sick with moderate symptoms, and 9 others are without explanation.
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WHO data indicate that there is likely to be a rapid increase in the number of cases caused by Omicron. This was possible by taking into account the predicted increase in cases due to Omicron compared to Delta and taking into account the degree of transmission and risk of severity. However, hospital or ICU bed use rates are expected to be lower than during the Delta period.
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This means that the Omicron variant has a high transmission rate but with a low risk of serious illness. Even so, people still have to be vigilant because the situation can change quickly. Therefore, prevention and control efforts, as well as other mitigation efforts must continue.
Nadia appealed to the public to refrain from traveling to countries with very high transmission of Omicron transmission.
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"Don't be selfish, you must refrain from traveling to countries with very high transmission of COVID-19, such as Saudi Arabia, Turkey, the United Arab Emirates, and the United States. We must work together to protect those closest to us from contracting COVID-19. Let's restrain ourselves," said Nadia. (*)
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