Anticipating Corona Virus, Indonesia Must Be Prepared

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Gusti Farid Hasan Aman, Ketua Badan Kerja Sama Parlemen (BKSP) Dewan Perwakilan Daerah (DPD RI)
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NUSADAILY.COM – JAKARTA – On December 31, 2019, the World Health Organization (WHO) received information that there had been several cases of pneumonia in Wuhan City, Hubei Province, China which was later confirmed as a disease caused by the Corona Virus.

In the past week, the governments of Malaysia, Singapore, Vietnam, France, and the United States have announced the discovery of Corona Virus sufferers in their countries.

“Our world is increasingly integrated, so we cannot ignore its potential for spreading, because of the cross-border movement of people,” said Gusti Farid Hasan Aman, Chair of the Parliamentary Cooperation Council (BKSP) of the Regional Representative Council (DPD RI), Saturday, January 25, 2020.

The Coronavirus attacks mammals and birds and causes diarrhea in cattle and pigs or upper respiratory disease in chickens. In humans, it can cause respiratory infections, which if fatal will cause death. At present, no vaccine or antiviral is recognized for prevention or treatment.

“We are concerned that Wuhan City in China must be isolated so that the virus does not spread to various places in China and internationally,” Gusti Farid said.

International reports state that Wuhan city of 11 million people was forced to be isolated and residents were asked not to leave the house to prevent the risk of transmission.

“We at BKSP DPD RI, hope that Indonesia continues to improve its readiness to prevent transmission, especially at various entrances, at airports and ports, of course by continuing to provide a sense of comfort and security,” said Gusti Farid.

He said, Gusti Farid said, he would continue to see this development and hoped that health cooperation and coordination in ASEAN would continue.

“Many regions in Indonesia are bordering ASEAN countries and we are encouraging tourism to various regions, so we need to coordinate to prevent it,” he said.

“There are many regions in Indonesia bordering ASEAN countries and we are encouraging tourism to various regions, so we need to coordinate for prevention,” he said. (Dan)