June 16, 2021, 05.16 PM
 President Joko Widodo visits the mass Covid-19 vaccination at the University of Indonesia Hospital, Depok, West Java on Wednesday (9/6/2021), Dok. RS Universitas Indonesia President Joko Widodo visits the mass Covid-19 vaccination at the University of Indonesia Hospital, Depok, West Java on Wednesday (9/6/2021),

Separately, the head of Jakarta Health Agency Widyastuti said on Monday that three new Covid variants have been detected in Jakarta. 

"Three variants comprising Alfa, Beta, and Delta have been found in Jakarta," said Widyastuti.

Last April, the Jakarta Health Agency recorded that two cases of the Delta B.1.617.2 variant which was first discovered in India, were confirmed in the capital city. 

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The new variant was found in Indonesian citizens with a local transmission on April 3. While the second case was affected a foreign citizen from India on April 28.

A month later, the number of new variant cases in Jakarta has increased to 19, comprising the Alfa variant from England, Beta from South Africa, and Delta from India. Of the 19 cases, 18 of them are people who have traveled abroad.

According to Widyastuti, the new variant is more dangerous and more contagious, but all variants found in Jakarta can still be anticipated with vaccines.

(Writers: Fitria Chusna Farisa, Singgih Wiryono| Editors: Krisiandi, Sandro Gatra)

Sources: https://nasional.kompas.com/read/2021/06/16/09355511/jokowi-targetkan-vaksinasi-covid-19-capai-1-juta-suntikan-per-hari-mulai.

https://megapolitan.kompas.com/read/2021/06/16/08423471/waspada-varian-baru-covid-19-di-jakarta-lebih-berbahaya-dan-lebih-menular?page=all#page2

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