PR BEKASI – Apart from being on Jakarta and Surabaya, D614G mutation in the SARS-CoV-2 virus which is believed to have ten times higher infectious power was also detected in Yogyakarta and Central Java.
Quoted Pikiranrakyat-Bekasi.com from RRI, Wednesday, September 2, 2020, in Indonesia, 9 out of 24 isolates published in GISAID have been reported to contain the D614G mutation.
“One-third were detected in Yogyakarta and Central Java, “said the Chairperson of the Genetic Working Group of FK-KMK UGM, Gunadi through a written statement from UGM’s public relations, Tuesday, September 1, 2020.
Gunadi said, although the data from Indonesia is still far from ideal compared to world data for the benefit of data on the spread of viruses in the population (epidemiology), the development of vaccines and / or COVID-19 therapies in the world, especially in Indonesia.
However, with the fact that the SARS-CoV-2 virus with the D614G mutation was detected in Indonesia.
“All parties should be more disciplined in implementing health protocols, such as washing hands, wearing masks, avoiding crowds, and so on,” he said.