A New Variant of the Covid-19 Virus Mutation Has Entered Bali
- 04 Mei 2021
- 17:05 WITA
DENPASAR, Balitopnews.com - Governor of Bali Wayan Koster said that 2 positive people with Covid-19 were found infected with a new variant of the Covid-19 virus mutation.
"I have received direct information from the Minister of Health of the Republic of Indonesia, on May 3, 2021. One person is positive due to the transmission of a new variant from South Africa with code B.1.351, while one person is positive due to transmission of a new variant from the UK with code B. 1.1.7, "said Koster, Tuesday (May 4, 2021) at Jayasabha, Denpasar.
According to Koster, this was discovered after several samples of positive people for Covid-19 at Sanglah Hospital were tested by the Health Research and Development Agency of the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Indonesia.
One person who tested positive for Covid-19 with a new variant from South Africa, has been declared dead at Sanglah Hospital, comes from Badung Regency.
The victim did not participate in the vaccination program. Meanwhile, another person who tested positive for Covid-19 with a new variant from England was declared cured, in good health and has been discharged from Denpasar City.
The person concerned, happened to have participated in the vaccination program 2 times.
Regarding this case, the Bali Provincial Health Office is conducting an epidemiological investigation of a number of people who had close contact with the victim so that the potential risk of spreading it in detail and completely will be known.
"In connection with the emergence of a new variant of the Covid-19 virus mutation in Bali, in accordance with the direction of the President of the Republic of Indonesia and the Minister of Health of the Republic of Indonesia, I hereby urge, remind, and reaffirm to all people.
Obeying the implementation of the Circular of the Governor of Bali Number 07 of 2021 concerning the Extension of the Limitation of Village / Village Based Community Activities in the New Era of Life in the Province of Bali, Remain orderly and disciplined in implementing a Healthy and Covid-19 Free Lifestyle with 6M, namely; Using standard masks properly, washing hands, maintaining distance, reducing travel, increasing body immunity, and obeying the rules, "Koster said.
"Limiting the number of participants, always be careful and full of caution in every implementation of government, custom, religion, arts, culture and social activities as well as other community activities. Participating in the Covid-19 prevention vaccination program carried out by the Provincial Government and the Regency / City.
Regents / Mayors, Heads of Villages / Lurahs, and Traditional Bandesa throughout Bali as well as all components of society to continue tirelessly, make serious efforts by taking steps jointly to prevent the spread of Covid-19, in particular variants the new Covid-19 virus, "he added.
"Let us continue to pray with the conviction of each asking for the presence of Hyang Widhi Wasa / God Almighty so that Bali's nature and its contents are always in a comfortable, safe, and peaceful condition in accordance with the vision of Nangun Sat Kerthi Loka Bali through the Planned Universe Development Pattern towards the Bali Era. New, " Koster concluded (Gix)