Head Of COVID-19 Task Force Says Indonesia Faces The Third Wave Of COVID-19

- 01 February 2022 13:18 WIB
Positive COVID-19 Antigen Test (Unsplash/Medakit Ltd)
Positive COVID-19 Antigen Test (Unsplash/Medakit Ltd)

JAKARTADAILY.ID - The Head of COVID-19 Task Force from the Indonesian Doctors Association (IDI) Professor Zubairi Djoerban said Indonesia is currently entering the third wave of COVID-19.

He said Indonesia has officially entered the third wave of COVID-19 as seen with a sudden spike of cases. Djoerban said, in addition to the increase of COVID-19 cases, the Bed Occupancy Rate (BOR) and the positivity rate have also increased as well.

The emerging cluster is also another sign of the wave.

“For those who think we have entered the third wave, Yes, we have ‘successfully’ entered it,” he said in a tweet on his personal account @ProfesorZubairi which he permitted Pikiran-Rakyat.com to report. “The case rise every day, as well as BOR and positivity rate, and the cluster.”

However, Djoerban asked the public not to panic. He said the third wave is able to be controlled before the situation gets worse.

“But do not panic. We can handle it before it gets worse,” he said. “Cutting the chain of infection must be done quickly and efficiently,” he followed.

As of January 31, 2022, the amount of COVID-19 active cases in the country is 6,878 people, which summed up to 68,596 people. Meanwhile, the total number of people infected with the COVID-19 virus increased by 10,185, thus the total number of confirmed patients as of 31 January 31, 2022, is 4.353.370.

The article was translated from Pikiran-Rakyat.com's article titled “Satgas Penanganan Covid-19 IDI Sebut Indonesia Telah Memasuki Gelombang Tiga Covid-19.”

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Editor: Mukhtar Wijaya

Source: Pikiran Rakyat


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