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News 29/05/2020

Latest Update Regarding Corona Virus in Indonesia (29 May 2020)

Positive cases of the corona virus in Indonesia are still increasing, adding to more than 24,000 cases. Meanwhile around the world, the corona virus has infected more than 5.2 million people. According to the data, the addition of positive cases began to accelerate since last April 6, namely around 200-300 people per day, then moved up to 300-400 new cases per day. And now there are 500-600 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 fluctuation 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. Now positive cases in Jakarta are more than 7,001 people.

As of today Thursday (28/5) there are as many as 687 people, bringing the total to 24,538. Meanwhile patients recovered to 6,240 after the addition of 183 people and case death to 1,496 with the addition of 23 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 this implementation productivity does not stop. As we don’t know how long it will take for a vaccine to 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 he 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 regularly change to 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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