Indonesia found two cases of Indian COVID-19 variant in Jakarta

Two cases of highly contagious COVID-19 variant have been reported in Indonesia for the first time in the Indian capital, Jakarta, Health Minister Budi Gunadi Sadikin said on Monday.

“There were two new mutations that were introduced. One was from India, two were from Jakarta and one was from South Africa in Bali, ”Budi said at the virtual conference. Another official confirmed that these two cases were the first B.1.617 variant detected in India.

Last week, Indonesia stopped issuing visas to foreigners who had been in India for the previous 14 days.


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