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Working group: 70% of Indonesian COVID-19 infections are asymptomatic

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TEMPO.CO, JakartaDoni Monardo, president of the COVID-19[female[feminine The Mitigation Working Group said that the majority of people diagnosed with the new coronavirus disease or COVID-19 in Indonesia are asymptomatic carriers (OTG), so the possible transmissions of these carriers should be monitored.

“The fact is that in our country, at more than 70% or even more in several regions up to 90%, patients have no symptoms,” said Doni after a meeting limited to the presidential palace in central Jakarta. , Monday, June 29.

Doni said the situation contradicts an earlier statement by the World Health Organization (WHO) that OTF has the potential to spread the disease to others – a statement that then sparked questions and debate, which which prompted WHO to revise it.

“WHO has revised its statement. Her words change frequently, ”said Doni, who is also the head of the National Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNPB).

He noted that asymptomatic people are those who are at high risk of infecting others. Doni said if they were not quarantined, they could spread the virus to anyone, with the greatest risk of transmission that people face with comorbidities or congenital diseases.

“Based on the latest data, more than 85% of COVID-19[female[feminine the number of deaths has affected people with comorbidities, such as hypertension, diabetes, asthma, tuberculosis, cancer and other diseases, “concluded Doni.

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