Latest Facts on the Number of Corona Virus Victims

The Corona virus that causes COVID-19 is still a hot topic of discussion. The reason is, this virus has spread to various parts of the world and the number of sufferers continues to grow.

The Corona virus was first discovered in Wuhan, China in December 2019. As reported by Worldometer, until March 11, 2020, around 118,000 people were positively infected with the Corona virus in 119 countries. Of these, around 65,000 people have been declared cured, 4,000 people have died, and the rest are still being treated.

In Indonesia alone, the Indonesian Ministry of Health noted that there were 27 Indonesian citizens (WNI) who were tested positive for the Corona virus. A total of 7 people of whom contracted this disease abroad and returned to Indonesia already infected.

Government Appeal

Regarding the increase in positive cases of Corona in Indonesia, the Minister of Health of the Republic of Indonesia, Terawan Agus Putranto, asked the public to remain calm. He advised the public to maintain their health and continue to increase their immune system so they are not easily infected with this virus.

"Not only GERMAS (Healthy Living Community Movement), but also (control) our hearts and minds, (in the medical world) it's called psychoneuroimmunology. If we get the wrong perception and things that make us worried, anxious, then our body's immunity will also decrease," Terawan said, as quoted by the Antara News Agency.

In addition, the government has also taken several preventive measures to prevent the transmission of COVID-19 in Indonesia. These steps include checking the body temperature of MRT users at the entrance and providing hand sanitizer in various public facilities, such as terminals and train stations.

Preventive measures have also been put in place at international airports to anticipate the spread of the Corona virus from abroad. Strict supervision has been carried out, starting from checking travel documents to checking the health of airplane passengers.

"At Soekarno Hatta airport (Jakarta) a special route has been provided at the international arrival terminal. For traveler passport holders and passengers from Italy, China, South Korea and Iran will be directed to enter route 1," said the President Director of PT. Angkasa Pura II, Muhammad Awaluddin.