March 4, 2021, 02.45 AM

She also urged the public to remain calm and comply with health protocols.

The B.1.1.7 Covid-19 strain was first detected in Great Britain in September 2020, and has spread to 33 countries such as India, Malaysia, and South Korea.

British medical authorities said the mutation is 40 to 70 percent more infectious, and at least 30 percent deadlier, than the original strain from Wuhan, China. Their findings were based on case studies in the country.

(Writers: Haryanti Puspa Sari, Farida Farhan, Karawang Contributor | Editors: Icha Rastika, Abba Gabrillin, Aprillia Ika, Bestari Kumala Dewi)

Sources: 

https://nasional.kompas.com/read/2021/03/03/18363271/kemenkes-dua-kasus-mutasi-virus-corona-b117-masuk-ri-dari-arab-saudi

https://regional.kompas.com/read/2021/03/03/164034578/kronologi-2-tki-asal-karawang-terpapar-virus-corona-b117?page=all#page2

https://regional.kompas.com/read/2021/03/03/121557578/dua-tki-terpapar-virus-corona-varian-baru-b117-pulang-ke-karawang-sudah?page=all#page2

https://www.kompas.com/sains/read/2021/03/03/090300723/mutasi-virus-corona-b117-ditemukan-di-indonesia-ini-4-hal-yang-perlu?page=all#page2

 

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