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Arrivals from India, both foreign and Indonesian are required to undergo a 14-day quarantine to check the transmission of the B.1617 strain of Covid-19 that was found in India. Experts warned that the strain is capable of double mutations.
If found guilty, the suspects could face less than five years in jail.
Indonesian officials noted that more than 450 Indian nationals headed to Indonesia over the past month, as the number of Covid-19 cases surged to more than 17 million, which is the highest in the world.
According to Reuters, the pandemic has killed nearly 200 thousand Indians.
(Writers: Muhammad Isa Bustomi, : Muhammad Naufal | Editor: Jessi Carina)
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