Indonesia's Covid-19 Speed Test is the World's Lowest

The government recognizes the Covid-19 test rate speed in Indonesia is still one of the lowest in the world. Minister of National Development Planning (PPN / Head of Bappenas) Suharso Monoarfa said that the Covid-19 examination capacity (swab test) in the country speed is still at 743 tests per one million people. Until now, 202,936 people have been examined by swab tests in Indonesia.

"With our current capacity of 10 thousand-12 thousand even yesterday, on 18 (May) it has reached more than 12 thousand tests, it is expected that in the next month we can reach 1,838 per one million population," explained Suharso after a limited meeting with President Jokowi, Wednesday (5/20).

When looking at regional data, it does look like Indonesia is far compared to neighboring countries. Malaysia for example, successfully conducted tests speed for 14,304 people per million population. The Philippines is 2,238 tests per one million population, Vietnam 2,828 tests per one million population, and Thailand 4,099 tests per one million population.
When looking at regional data, it does look like Indonesia is far compared to neighboring countries. Malaysia for example, successfully conducted tests speed for 14,304 people per million population. The Philippines is 2,238 tests per one million population, Vietnam 2,828 tests per one million population, and Thailand 4,099 tests per one million population.

"Brazil is relatively similar to Indonesia at 3,462," Suharso said. President Jokowi, he said, has repeatedly ordered his staff to accelerate the ability of tests in Indonesia. This massive test is considered to be the key to accurate Covid-19 distribution mapping. The speed of the test is also expected to make the service to the sick can be faster too.

"Hopefully in the future we will really be up to 12 thousand. If it can be 12 thousand, hopefully we will increase by one million per one," Suharso said. The Indonesian government is finalizing a social policy easing policy so that the community can be productive again. This step is in line with the 'campaign' echoed by the government lately that the community must be able to coexist with Coronavirus.

Suharso stated that there are at least three parameters that must be met before the easing policy is implemented. First, low transmission rates. This is illustrated in the parameter R0 which interprets how severe the transmission of a disease. The second parameter is the health system indicator. This point focuses on the readiness of health facilities in an area serving Covid-19 patients. An indicator of readiness, if the number of new cases is lower than the total health capacity provided specifically for Covid-19. Each health facility is only permitted to allocate 60 percent of its capacity to Covid-19 patients.

"For example, if a hospital has 100 beds, then the maximum number of 60 beds is for covid. Now the number of new patients arriving in such days must be under 60 people," Suharso said. This calculation will be a consideration whether an area is given permission to relax social restrictions or not. The third parameter is surveillance. This term refers to testing a group of people whether they are potentially infected with Covid-19 or not. How to make sure? Suharso mentioned that the key was in the mass test.

The corona virus vaccine candidate, NVX-CoV2373, will use Matrix-M supporting material

Novavax biotechnology company began testing COVID-19 vaccine to humans in the cities of Melbourne and Brisbane, Australia, on Tuesday (26/05). If successful, the vaccine will be released later this year. Novavax Inc. is starting a phase 1 clinical trial on humans of a new corona vaccine candidate and has registered the first trial participant, with preliminary results coming out in July.

The biotechnology company based in Maryland, United States (US) said in April that the corona virus vaccine candidate, NVX-CoV2373, would use Matrix-M aids to improve the immune response. The company from the United States is testing vaccine safety to 131 volunteers to ensure its effectiveness in dealing with the corona virus.

The aids are mainly for making vaccines induce a strong immune response, including through the production of greater antibodies, and provide more durable protection against viral infections as well as bacteria. According to the head of Novavax's research, Dr. Gregory Glenn, his party in parallel made this vaccine in the hope that it could cure the corona virus.
The aids are mainly for making vaccines induce a strong immune response, including through the production of greater antibodies, and provide more durable protection against viral infections as well as bacteria. According to the head of Novavax's research, Dr. Gregory Glenn, his party in parallel made this vaccine in the hope that it could cure the corona virus.


"We hope the vaccine can be used by the end of this year," said Dr. Glenn in a virtual press conference in Melbourne, from his office in Maryland, United States. Novavax hopes that the initial immunogenicity and safety results from the trial of their artificial corona virus vaccine will come out in July. Novavax's announcement came as drug makers stopped clinical trials of vaccines for other diseases and raced to find an antidote to Covid-19, a disease caused by the new corona virus.

Novavax said, after successfully completing phase 1, phase 2 clinical trials of the corona virus vaccine will be carried out in several countries, including the US. "Phase 2 trials will assess the immunity, safety and reduction of Covid-19 disease over a wider age range," Novavax said in a statement on Monday (5/25).

"The vaccine is a miracle and is able to protect the population from this chronic disease. I am very optimistic that it can be realized here," he said. Developing a vaccine to treat the Sars-CoV-2 corona virus has many challenges and so far nothing has worked in humans.

National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, NIH


The vaccine being tested in Melbourne is currently selected from a group of 30 potential existing vaccines. At present, of the hundreds of institutions that develop the COVID-19 vaccine, only a dozen have reached the human trials, namely in China, the United States and Europe.

It is not yet known whether each of these trials will be safe and effective, because they carry out vaccine development in different ways. Questions about the Corona Virus We answer questions about the corona virus: Is Australia ready for the second wave of corona virus? What is the explanation behind the death rate in Indonesia? Who is the first patient to change the life of the world? Duplicating corona virus protein

Most trials aim to train the human immune system in recognizing proteins that bind to the outer surface of the corona virus, preparing the body to react if it has an actual infection.

Some use the genetic code of the viral protein.


In addition, the development of vaccines is also done by using harmless viruses to get information about viral proteins. While other trials in the form of developing a more prevalent vaccine, which comes from a virus that has died. 

Innovation of the Nation in the Middle of the COVID Pandemic Innovation of the Nation in the midst of a COVID-19 pandemic

A number of scientists and a number of Indonesian citizens have produced technology-based inventions to help health workers deal with corona virus transmission.

The Novavax trial added a new method called the recombinant vaccine. They use genetic engineering to grow harmless duplications of the corona virus protein in the laboratory.

The protein is extracted and purified, then packaged into virus-sized nano particles. The clinical research organization 'Nucleus Network' was appointed to carry out testing of the vaccine, named NVX-CoV2373.

Participants were 131 healthy people aged between 18 and 59 years. Novavax received US $ 388 million dollars from an epidemic agency in Norway to develop this vaccine.

Previously, Novavax had tested this vaccine on animals and showed success with low doses. Is COVID-19 Policy Based on Science? Is COVID-19 Policy Based on Science? A number of scientists in Indonesia feel they are not involved by the government when making decisions to deal with the corona virus.

WHO cancels chloroquine trial for COVID-19 patients

In other developments, the World Health Organization (WHO) has canceled testing of chloroquine (or hydroxychloroquine) malaria hydroxy drugs in COVID-19 patients for safety reasons.

This was conveyed by the WHO Director General, Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, after referring to research that said this drug had a risk to the patient's heart and could cause death.

This drug was praised by US President Donald Trump and a number of other leaders as an effective drug for COVID-19.
 
Medical workers expressed their frustration at the condition of handling the corona virus pandemic.

Trump even claimed to have used the drug to prevent infection, although he later said he had stopped taking it.

WHO recommends that you do not use hydroxychloroquine to treat or prevent corona virus infection, except as part of clinical trials.

Other drugs that are currently also being tested for COVID-19 patients include remdesivir and HIV combination therapy. Although President Trump boasted about the chloroquine drug, authorities in the US drug problem have warned of deadly side effects if the drug is used in addition to treating malaria.

WHO canceled the hydroxychloroquine trial in COVID-19 patients. Meanwhile Dr Michael Ryan, WHO's emergency director, said it was discussing scientific investigations about animal origins from corona virus disease with the Chinese government.

Dr Ryan claimed to be satisfied with China's consistency in applying openness to this issue. President Trump has always criticized WHO which he called the Chinese accomplices in handling the COVID-19 outbreak. He said the virus originated from a laboratory in Wuhan city, but this claim was denied by the Chinese government.

Chinese scientist Shi Zhengli states that the new corona virus that causes Covid-19 is only the tip of the iceberg of the plague that humans will face

The Covid-19 corona virus that spreads throughout the world is believed to have not been fully identified. Wuhan Virology Institute scientist, Professor Shi Zhengli, said his office was still investigating the possibility of an unknown pathogen from this virus. In addition Shi said there were many bats and other wild animals that could potentially be carriers of the virus. Therefore he invited all parties to study the virus carried by wild animals to give an early warning. "The virus that we found is only the tip of the iceberg," Shi was quoted as saying by CGTN on Tuesday (5/26).

Shi is an expert who is constantly researching the relationship of severe respiratory infections (SARS) viruses with bats. Deputy Director of the Wuhan Virology Institute was dubbed the media as "Bat Woman" because of this research. Reporting from the New York Post, Shi warned that there could be more similar global outbreaks if there were no preventive measures.

"If we want to prevent humans from suffering from the next infectious disease outbreak, we must prepare it in advance to study this unknown virus, carried by wild animals in nature and provide early warning," said Shi Zhengli, a leading Chinese scientist specializing in transmission virus from bats.

Shi also warned that studying the current outbreak could help study other outbreaks that might come. "If we don't study viruses, there might be another outbreak," Shi warned. Shi Zhengli himself was often dubbed the "bat woman" by the press because of his research involving the mammal. Shi himself worked in the Wuhan laboratory, a study center that was once suspected by Americans as the center of the spread of the new corona virus in Wuhan.
Shi also warned that studying the current outbreak could help study other outbreaks that might come. "If we don't study viruses, there might be another outbreak," Shi warned. Shi Zhengli himself was often dubbed the "bat woman" by the press because of his research involving the mammal. Shi himself worked in the Wuhan laboratory, a study center that was once suspected by Americans as the center of the spread of the new corona virus in Wuhan.


Whereas the Wuhan Virology Institute was one of the earliest to examine virus samples, namely December 30, 2019. Shi called on all countries and global researchers to strengthen cooperation to solve this pandemic problem. He said with cooperation, the collection of virus samples, laboratory work, and early warning in the wild could run optimally. Moreover, corona identification also requires scientists from various fields and training experience. "So we can understand this virus quickly," Shi said. Shi also said this type of virus was indeed the first time it appeared in the world. He told me on December 30, the Wuhan Virology Institute received samples from pneumonia cases that could not be explained.

After researching, it turns out they did not find the same virus pathogen sequence with other respiratory diseases. Therefore the institute named it the new corona virus. "We sent this genome to the World Health Organization (WHO) on January 12, 2020," Shi said. This institute is an institution that is accused by the United States (US) as the culprit for the emergence of corona. But like Shi, Director of the Wuhan Virology Institute Wang Yanyi said after the examination of the pathogen, it turned out that the virus found was indeed a new type. "We didn't even know the virus existed. How could it be leaked from a laboratory if we never had it," Wang said.

Shi denied that his lab was involved in a pandemic, saying the strain they examined was different from the first Covid-19 cause in Wuhan. For more than a decade Shi had been in and out of caves and up and down mountains in all 28 provinces of China, picking up bat droppings, and taking them to his laboratory in Wuhan for research. His research at the Wuhan National Biosafety Laboratory produced one of the most comprehensive databases about bat-related viruses in the world. Shi's research team was the first to successfully identify the corona virus. They succeeded in identifying the virus from bat droppings brought from Yunan Province.

Pandemic COVID-19 made 115 KFC outlets temporarily closed.

Pandemic COVID-19 made 115 KFC outlets temporarily closed. In connection with that, PT Fast Food Indonesia Tbk (FAST) as the holder of the fast food brand has laid off 4,988 employees.

Quoted plengdut.com from idx.co.id, Thursday (05/21/2020), due to KFC being closed, in addition to employees being laid off, 4,847 employees were also affected by salary cuts of up to 50% and other impacts caused by the Corona virus pandemic.
Quoted plengdut.com from idx.co.id, Thursday (05/21/2020), due to KFC being closed, in addition to employees being laid off, 4,847 employees were also affected by salary cuts of up to 50% and other impacts caused by the Corona virus pandemic.


Indonesian Fast Food Company admitted that their business was disrupted by COVID-19. Management estimates that the operational shutdown / limitation (closed) will reach three months.

"Until now there are 115 company outlets that have been closed because the mall / plaza is declared to be closed due to the impact of COVID-19 in various cities in Indonesia, not only in Jakarta," quoted the disclosure of information conveyed by management.

They estimate the decline in income and profits due to the condition of the COVID-19 pandemic by 25-50%. He also really hopes that all types of services can be opened, including dine-in or eating on the spot, although there are restrictions on the capacity of customers in the outlets.

In the meantime, in the midst of the Corona virus pandemic, it only provides take-away, home delivery, drive-thru, and online order services.

"The company has taken several steps to increase revenue as much as possible by providing affordable menus and ways to expand the types of services that can be provided to customers," he added.

The death toll from the coronavirus in China continues to grow to reach 213 people

The death toll from the coronavirus in China continues to grow to reach 213 people per day today, Friday (1/31). Quoted from the South China Morning Post, the Hubei Province Health Commission China reported 42 new deaths, of which 30 were in Wuhan.

A total of 1,220 new cases have been confirmed in 17 cities. Thus the total infected with the virus reached 9,356 people. That number exceeds the SARS outbreak that broke out in 2002 to 2003. At that time the number of people around the world who contracted the virus was 8,098 people. While those who died reached 774 people.

Quoted from AFP, the number of victims has increased despite a number of countermeasures and prevention measures have been taken. China has isolated Hubei Province, especially the Wuhan region which is thought to be the origin of the corona virus. It is believed that the virus originated from animals sold in local markets. Other cities in Hubei have also been quarantined, including by closing transportation access.
Quoted from AFP, the number of victims has increased despite a number of countermeasures and prevention measures have been taken. China has isolated Hubei Province, especially the Wuhan region which is thought to be the origin of the corona virus. It is believed that the virus originated from animals sold in local markets. Other cities in Hubei have also been quarantined, including by closing transportation access.

The World Health Organization (WHO) declared an outbreak of the corona virus emergency status and is of global concern. The decision was taken at a meeting held in Geneva, Switzerland.

WHO states that what is meant by emergency status that is of global concern is extraordinary events that threaten public health in many countries due to the global spread of epidemics. It also requires responsiveness and coordination from all over the world. The status was once set when the outbreak of Ebola, Zika, and H1N1.

However, WHO states that no travel ban to China is needed as a result of the outbreak of the corona virus. 

Besides in China, cases of corona virus infection were detected in a number of countries, namely in Canada, the United States, France, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Taiwan, Vietnam, South Korea, Nepal, Singapore, Australia, Malaysia, Japan, Cambodia, and Germany. Then Finland, United Arab Emirates, the Philippines and India. However, until now there have been no reports of casualties other than in China.

The coronavirus has also created uncertainty in China

The Chinese New Year holidays in 2020 are gloomy in mainland China due to the coronavirus, which is said to spread very quickly. Casualties coronavirus continued to increase until the beginning of this week. Quoting CNBG International, Tuesday (1/28/2020) Chinese authorities have counted up to now the coronavirus. The majority of cases of this virus have been reported in mainland China, where the virus originated.
The Chinese New Year holidays in 2020 are gloomy in mainland China due to the coronavirus, which is said to spread very quickly. Casualties coronavirus continued to increase until the beginning of this week. Quoting CNBG International, Tuesday (1/28/2020) Chinese authorities have counted up to now the coronavirus. The majority of cases of this virus have been reported in mainland China, where the virus originated.


The coronavirus has also created uncertainty in China. Because the spread of the virus coincides with the Lunar New Year holiday - which usually will encourage travel, shopping, and gift giving. The coronavirus began to plague in Wuhan, China, last December. State officials say the coronavirus may originate from wild animals sold at the Huanan Seafood Market located in downtown Wuhan.

Because, the initial sufferer who contracted the virus with another name 2019-nCoV was an employee at Huanan Seafood Market. Authorities believe the virus may have originated from wild animals on the seafood market even though the exact source has not yet been determined.

Just so you know, the Huanan Seafood Market does sell a variety of unique foods. Called unique because peddling a variety of wild animals. Ranging from cubs, live foxes, crocodiles, giant salamanders, snakes, mice, peacocks, porcupines, camel meat to weasels.

These animals are species that are still closely related to the Server Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) which also had horrendous in 2002 to 2003. According to researchers, the coronavirus is a virus that infects animals. However, over time and evolve, this virus can spread to humans. Despite the panic, the professor of infectious diseases and global health at the University of Oxford, Peter Horbyn said that the coronavirus is lighter than SARS.

Coronavirus symptoms

Coronavirus has symptoms similar to the common cold. Other symptoms are runny nose, cough, sore throat, headache and fever. For people whose immune systems are weak, such as parents and children, this virus can cause more serious respiratory diseases. Starting from pneumonia to bronchitis.

From China, this virus is noted to have spread not only to autonomous regions such as Hong Kong and Macau, but also to several countries so far. Including Japan, South Korea, the United States (US), Singapore to Thailand. However, the World Health Organization (World Health Organization / WHO), states that this virus has not been an emergency. So it doesn't need to be categorized as a global emergency, like the SARS virus.

The death toll in China due to the Coronavirus reached 81 people, with around 3,000 confirmed to have contracted the virus

Coronavirus

The death toll in China due to the Coronavirus reached 81 people, with around 3,000 confirmed to have contracted the virus. The Chinese government extended the national holiday three days to Sunday, in an effort to reduce transmission of the virus. Meanwhile Chinese companies are asking workers to work from home to slow the spread of the deadly virus.

Companies also offer employees for longer holidays and those who live in the worst affected areas not to enter the office. Prime Minister Li Keqiang visited Wuhan, the capital of Hubei Province, which is the center of infection. On Monday (27/01), health commission officials said the death toll in Hubei Province had increased from 56 to 76, while four other victims were in other areas. Overall, the number of patients confirmed to have contracted the Coronavirus reached 2,744. State media said more than 300 of them were critically ill.

Wuhan City in Hubei Province, which is the source of the spread of the virus, is now declared closed and a number of cities impose travel bans. More than half a million medical staff have been mobilized for prevention, control and treatment operations in Hubei.

As many as two specialized hospitals which have 2,000 beds are being built and factories are asked to immediately produce masks and protective clothing. The Coronavirus, which infects more than 2,000 people, can be contagious during the incubation period or before symptoms appear, making the virus more difficult to deal with, the Chinese health minister said.

In his statement to reporters, the Chinese Minister of Health, Ma Xiaowei, said the virus's ability to spread appeared to be strengthened. Transmission occurs at a "crucial stage of countermeasures", said Ma Xiaowei. Some officials believe that in humans, the incubation period — the time when a person has a disease but whose symptoms are not yet visible — ranges from one to 14 days.

Without the appearance of symptoms, people with the disease may not know he has been infected but can transmit it again to the people around. Earlier, Chinese President Xi Jinping warned the spread of the deadly new Coronavirus was accelerating, after holding a special government meeting on the Lunar New Year holiday.

The country is facing a "serious situation" Xi told senior officials. The Coronavirus has killed at least 52 people and infected about 1,400 since it was first detected in Wuhan city. Meanwhile, researchers based in the UK have warned of the real possibility that China would not be able to deal with the virus. Travel restrictions have been imposed in several affected cities. Starting Sunday (26/01) private vehicles will be banned in downtown Wuhan which is the source of the Coronavirus outbreak.
The country is facing a "serious situation" Xi told senior officials. The Coronavirus has killed at least 52 people and infected about 1,400 since it was first detected in Wuhan city. Meanwhile, researchers based in the UK have warned of the real possibility that China would not be able to deal with the virus. Travel restrictions have been imposed in several affected cities. Starting Sunday (26/01) private vehicles will be banned in downtown Wuhan which is the source of the Coronavirus outbreak.


A second emergency hospital will be built there in a few weeks to treat 1,300 new patients and is targeted to be completed in half a month, the government newspaper People's Daily said. This is the second lightning building project carried out: previously, the hospital construction project that would handle 1,000 patients had begun. A team of medical specialists has also been flown to Hubei province, where Wuhan is located. This urgency reflects concerns both in China and elsewhere about the virus that first appeared in December.

Chinese New Year celebrations for the rat year, which was held on Saturday (01/25), have been canceled in several cities in China. Across mainland China, travelers undergo temperature checks to look for signs of fever, and train stations have been closed in several cities. In Hong Kong, the highest emergency level was announced and school holidays were extended. Several other countries, dealing with similar cases, with patients treated in solitary confinement,

What is Coronavirus?

Coronavirus is a family of viruses that includes the common cold. However, this virus has never been detected before, so it is called 2019-nCov. New viruses can become common in humans after infecting animals which then transmit them to humans. The 2013 SARS (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome) outbreak began in bats and was transferred to mongoose which was then transmitted to humans. This new virus also causes severe acute respiratory infections.

Symptoms seem to begin with a fever, followed by a dry cough and then, after a week, cause shortness of breath and some patients need hospitalization. Until now there is no specific drug or vaccine for this disease.

Based on preliminary information, it is believed that only a quarter of cases are categorized as "severe" and most of them are elderly, some of whom have conditions that have been sick before. Chinese authorities suspect the seafood market that "conducts illegal wildlife transactions" is the source of the outbreak.

Why are there concerns about this virus?

Scientists at the MRC Center for Global Infectious Disease Analysis in the UK have warned that it may be difficult to deal with the virus. They say transmission of the Coronavirus from human to human is "the only plausible explanation" for the scale of the epidemic. Their calculations estimate that each infected person spread it to around 2.5 other people.

Scientists at the center of the analysis praised the efforts of the Chinese authorities, but said the transmission of the virus needed to be reduced by 60% for the outbreak to be overcome.
According to scientists, this is a major challenge that will require isolation of patients with only mild symptoms that can be easily confused with other diseases.

Elsewhere, a team at Lancaster University has published their estimates of the number of cases that showed 11,000 were infected with the virus this year. If true, it will be more than SARS.

Where has this virus spread?


There are currently 1,372 confirmed cases throughout China, although most are concentrated in the province closest to Hubei. However, the virus has also spread abroad with a number of patients being treated in isolation. On Saturday (25/01), Australia confirmed four cases of Coronavirus - first in Melbourne, and then three more in Sydney. This virus has also spread to Europe, with three confirmed cases in France.

Meanwhile, examinations carried out on 31 people in Britain suspected of contracting the virus were declared negative, the government said. Authorities are trying to track down about 2,000 people who recently flew to Britain from Hubei province. Most of these cases involved people who had recently traveled from the affected areas in China.

Neighboring China in the Asian region is alert, with cases reported in Thailand, Singapore, Japan, Taiwan, Malaysia, Vietnam, South Korea, and Nepal. There were also two cases in the United States, including a woman in her 60s who had returned to Chicago from Wuhan on January 13. Canada has a "suspected case" of the virus, but the condition of the person suffering from it is considered stable, according to a government statement.

What happened in the city that was the source of the plague?

Wuhan City was effectively isolated, with restrictions on travel in and out, and public transportation options from buses to planes were canceled. This is a major population center with up to 11 million inhabitants - its size is comparable to London. Pharmacies in the city have run out of supplies and hospitals have been filled with anxious community members. Officials urge people to avoid crowds or gatherings.

"The entire transportation system has been closed," Kahtleen Bell, who is from England and works in Wuhan, told the BBC. "In the middle of the day, private cars were not permitted and taxis were not operating." Food outlets such as McDonald's and Starbucks in the city and surrounding areas are closed.

The United States, France and Russia are among several countries that are trying to evacuate their citizens from Wuhan. China has also suspended all overseas trips by Chinese holiday tourism groups, state media reported. This outbreak has limited Chinese New Year celebrations in China, when millions of people usually go home to celebrate Chinese New Year with their families. The main public event has been canceled and the tourist location closed.

Corona Virus suppresses the profits of companies from Wuhan to the Washington stock exchange

Stock markets around the world were destroyed at the end of last week. This happened amid fears of the emergence of a new type of virus in China that is suppressing the profits of companies from Wuhan to Washington. Quoting USAToday, Monday (01/27/2020), the World Health Organization (WHO) has also established the corona virus as a global health emergency in which the Corona Virus has killed more than 24 people and infected more than 800 people, with a distribution center in Wuhan city in Central China. Suddenly investors were worried about the virus outbreak that began in the city of Wuhan, China.

This was learned from the case of the SARS outbreak, which caused huge losses. Like the Hong Kong stock market which lost around 10 percent in March and April 2003 when the number of new SARS cases was confirmed to be epidemic quickly. At present physical losses due to the Corona virus that not only cause death, fear of illness can cause people to stop traveling, shopping, and eating in restaurants. According to FactSet, China contributed 6 percent of all revenue to S&P 500 companies over the past 12 months, or nearly double that of other countries besides the United States. "This can have far-reaching impacts outside China," said Procter & Gamble CFO Jon Moeller.

US company stocks took a hit because they got business directly from China. For example, the travel and tourism industry. Las Vegas Sands and Wynn Resorts get most of their income from casinos in Macau, on the southern coast of China. Each lost more than 8 percent of the value of the stock last week. The airlines have also been hurt by fears of an outbreak that makes customers not only fly to and from China but also throughout the region. United Airlines' stock value dropped 8.7 percent last week. The United Airline company has about 5.5 percent of the flight capacity allocated for US-China or Hong Kong routes. Analyst Stifel said, the impact of the corona virus does not only occur in China alone. For example, tours in Hawaii which are mostly visited by tourists from China. 

The average tourist has the highest expenditure and spends 349 US dollars per person per day in 2018. "If Chinese tourists stop traveling, then US hoteliers will be disadvantaged," he said. CoronaVirus Spreads, McDonalds Closes Restaurants in 5 Cities in China Meanwhile, JP Morgan analysts said, European luxury companies in China which get 35 percent of its sales will also lose money. This also does not only occur with transportation companies with retail business orientation. Wuhan is also a major industrial center in China, with steel factories, smartphones and cars. "This virus can increase costs for companies linked to supply chains," said a J.P analyst. Morgan. On the other hand, any sharp reduction in travel will certainly have an impact on oil prices.
The average tourist has the highest expenditure and spends 349 US dollars per person per day in 2018. "If Chinese tourists stop traveling, then US hoteliers will be disadvantaged," he said. CoronaVirus Spreads, McDonalds Closes Restaurants in 5 Cities in China Meanwhile, JP Morgan analysts said, European luxury companies in China which get 35 percent of its sales will also lose money. This also does not only occur with transportation companies with retail business orientation. Wuhan is also a major industrial center in China, with steel factories, smartphones and cars. "This virus can increase costs for companies linked to supply chains," said a J.P analyst. Morgan. On the other hand, any sharp reduction in travel will certainly have an impact on oil prices. 

China is the world's biggest driver for oil demand growth, but oil prices fell 2.5 percent last Friday. Meanwhile, profits can be found for companies that have experienced a shift to online shopping. This is considered to help reduce the impact of people trying to move away from the direct purchasing system. In addition, the pharmaceutical sector, especially vaccine manufacturing companies, is expected to surge due to speculation that their sales can get a boost of market optimism. Analysts said Novavax, a company with a market value of 250 million US dollars, was exploring the development of a corona virus vaccine candidate. The value of the company's shares also surged nearly 36 percent in this week. Inovio Pharmaceuticals, which said it received a grant of up to 9 million US dollars to develop a vaccine against a new virus, its share value also rose by almost 29 percent.

The corona virus, which is thought to have originated in Wuhan, China is becoming the center of international attention

The corona virus outbreak first appeared in China. During its development, the new type of virus began to spread widely. At least four countries in Southeast Asia have announced positive cases of the corona virus. In Vietnam, two people from "Panda Country" received treatment in hospital after test results showed they had the virus. Before the discovery of this corona virus, China was shocked by SARS in 2003-2004. At that time the SARS epidemic was caused by the Chinese people's habit of eating ferrets. The first case of SARS in the world was recorded in Guangdong in November 2002. Reporting from the World Health Organization, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), SARS killed nearly 800 people in the world. Not only that, the H5N1 virus, bird flu also appeared in China in 1997. It was first detected in geese in China and mutated to humans from infected birds.
The corona virus outbreak first appeared in China. During its development, the new type of virus began to spread widely. At least four countries in Southeast Asia have announced positive cases of the corona virus. In Vietnam, two people from "Panda Country" received treatment in hospital after test results showed they had the virus. Before the discovery of this corona virus, China was shocked by SARS in 2003-2004. At that time the SARS epidemic was caused by the Chinese people's habit of eating ferrets. The first case of SARS in the world was recorded in Guangdong in November 2002. Reporting from the World Health Organization, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), SARS killed nearly 800 people in the world. Not only that, the H5N1 virus, bird flu also appeared in China in 1997. It was first detected in geese in China and mutated to humans from infected birds.

Lifestyle and eating exotic foods source of virus

According to CDC records, bird flu virus killed around 455 people from all over the world. So why do a number of dangerous virus appear in China? Hospital infection consultant Dr. Soetomo, Dr. dr. Dominicus Husada SpA.K. explain various deadly virus can appear in China, among others, due to a number of things. First, starting from the vast territory of China, the enormous population of China, to the pattern of life and eating patterns are not common. "The lifestyle and eating patterns of exotic foods are popular in China," he said, Friday (01/24/2020). Dominicus also confirmed that some of the outbreaks of the virus originated from unusual eating habits. "Exactly. That's what was done in Wuhan. It was down for a while, then up again (the case)," he said. Provisional allegations of corona virus in Wuhan originated from bats. "So far, one of the main sources of transmitting unknown virus including corona virus is bats," he added.

The Huanan Seafood Market is a market that is a source of virus outbreaks

Reporting from the South China Morning Post (01/22/2020), the Huanan Seafood Market is a market that is the source of this virus outbreak. There are sold 100 varieties of live animals and poultry, ranging from foxes to wolves, masked weasels, crabs, shrimp, turtles, snakes, rats, porcupines, birds, and more. There are also live animals such as tiger frogs, snakes, porcupines, and other wildlife. Furthermore, Dominicus said in China many eat raw meat immediately. How to eat even more brutal than Thailand. "If (the meat) is cooked, the risk is much lower," he said again. In Indonesia, he continued, there are also markets that sell a variety of unusual animals for consumption, such as in Tomohon, North Sulawesi. But according to him there had never been a report on a strange case. In Tomohon, the meat is also cooked, not raw, like in Wuhan. "I think the Wuhan case is more complicated because there is person-to-person transmission. If only animal-to-person transmission is very helpful, closing the market," he said.

Isolation is the best way in terms of preventing the spread of the virus

Even though it is in the middle of the world's attention, he reminded the public not to be too afraid. Also don't get the wrong focus, because in fact many health problems in Indonesia are more serious than the matter of Wuhan. "If you can't, don't eat the usual ones," he continued. When alluded to related to the possibility of corona virus in Wuhan to Indonesia, he added, it is very possible. That is because of the movement of humans from one place to another. Although the Chinese government has done isolation, it is proven that a number of countries have announced there will be a case of the spread of the corona virus. "The infected but not severe symptoms are not visible. They can still transmit. But isolation is the best way in terms of preventing the spread," said Dominicus.

The number of countries that confirm is infected with the corona virus

The corona virus, which is thought to have originated in Wuhan, China is becoming the center of international attention. The virus with characteristics similar to SARS virus and has a risk of death has spread to various countries. The number of countries that confirm corona virus infection continues to grow in just days. At least, to this day, there are 13 countries that confirm the existence of the case. The following 13 countries confirm the finding of corona virus cases:

Canada

On Saturday (1/25/2020), Canada, had just confirmed the findings of their first corona virus case. Launching from Reuters, Ontario Health Officials said in a press conference, on January 22, 2020, a man arrived in Toronto and was hospitalized the next day after suffering from respiratory illness. This man in his 50s had previously traveled to Wuhan City, China. The man was confirmed to be the first case in Canada after the provincial laboratory results expressed positive. Meanwhile, the man is currently being treated in a public hospital in stable condition. Currently being investigated the person's contact with others since arriving in Toronto.

China

China became the country that was accused of being the source of the corona virus. Launching from CNET, currently the corona virus in the country has resulted in the death of 56 people, and there are 2,000 cases reported. The corona virus was first identified on December 31 in Wuhan City, Hubei Province, China. The population of 11 million and its location connected to other regions is estimated to make the corona virus spread to other cities, even abroad. Quoted from CNBC, in order to handle this case, China allocated 1 billion yuan or US $ 145 million to handle the outbreak. Besides China, special administrative regions of Macau and Hong Kong also confirmed cases of the corona virus. The gambling center city controlled by China confirmed its first corona virus case based on Xinhua reports on Wednesday (01/22/2020). Survivors in Macau are 52-year-old women who are tourists from Wuhan. While in Hong Kong, launching from CNBC, the Hong Kong Health Authority has confirmed five cases of corona virus in the country that are all related to Wuhan. The local Health Authority said 122 people were also being treated for suspected disease. Due to the outbreak of the corona virus, Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam on Saturday (1/25/2020) announced a school holiday extended to February 17 and canceled all official visits to China. The Guardian said Lam would block direct flights and trains from Wuhan that would enter Hong Kong.

Japan

Quoting from Rappler, on January 16, 2020, the Japanese Ministry of Health confirmed its first case. The corona virus was confirmed to infect a man who had just visited Wuhan. Then, on Friday (1/24/2020), the Japanese Health Authority confirmed the second case. Kyodo news agency reported that the patient was a man in his 40s who was from Wuhan and was on his way to Japan.

Singapore

Virus On Thursday (1/23/2020), the country reported the findings of its first virus case. The patient is a 66-year-old man from Wuhan who arrived in Singapore with his family on Monday (1/19/2020). The man experienced a sore throat even though he did not have a fever during the trip to Singapore. These findings led Singaporean authorities to sterilize and close the room at the Shangri-La Rasa Sentosa Hotel which was inhabited by the man. Deputy Executive Director of the Shangri-La Group for Southeast Asia and Australasia Josef Dolp said they were currently in the process of cleaning up the spread of the corona virus.

Malaysia

On Saturday (1/25/2020), Indonesia's neighboring country also confirmed its first corona virus case. Reporting from Reuters, Health Minister Dzulkefly Ahmad said the infected people were 65-year-old women and their two grandchildren aged 11 and 2 years. The woman is the wife of a 66-year-old man who is positively infected by the corona virus in Singapore.

South Korea

On January 20, 2020, South Korea confirmed the first case of corona virus infection. The corona virus infects 35-year-old women who fly from Wuhan, China. This was confirmed after the Center for Disease Control and Prevention of Korea (KCDC) said the woman tested positive for the latest type of corona virus.

Taiwan

On January 22, 2020, Taiwan confirmed its first corona virus case. The corona virus infects Taiwanese women in their 50s who live and work in Wuhan. When he arrived at Taiwan Airport, he was rushed to the hospital for showing symptoms of the corona virus from cough fever to sore throat. The Taiwanese government still asks its people not to panic over the findings of the case. Because, the woman was identified as soon as she arrived in Taiwan.

Thailand

On Friday (01/24/2020), the Thai Ministry of Health confirmed two mysterious cases resembling SARS which infected 2 tourists from Wuhan, China. Initially, the case findings began on Monday (1/13/2020) when a body temperature scanner at Suvarnabhumi Airport, Thailand detected symptoms of the corona virus in the body of a 74-year-old woman. When he was taken to the hospital, he was diagnosed with pneumonia related to corona virus. Earlier Wednesday (01/08/2020) other Chinese tourists were diagnosed with symptoms of corona virus infection.

United States of America

On Tuesday (1/20/2020), the United States reported its first case. The corona virus reportedly infected men who returned to Washington after their visit to Wuhan. On Friday (01/25/2020) the second case in the US was also again confirmed. A 60-year-old woman was admitted to the Chicago Hospital after coming from Wuhan on January 13, 2020.

Vietnamese

Vietnam also confirmed that there were two Chinese citizens in the country tested positive for the corona virus. Quoting from Rappler, a man living in Ho Chi Minh City was found to be infected with the corona virus from his father, who was on vacation in Vietnam on January 13 from Wuhan, China. Vietnam Deputy Health Minister Nguyen Truong Son urged all precautions to avoid spreading.

Nepal

Nepal is also a country that reports corona virus cases. This is the first case that occurred in South Asia according to Reuters and AFP. According to the Ministry of Health and Population of Nepal on Friday (1/24/2020), a Nepali student returned home for the Chinese New Year holiday from his school in Wuhan. He tested positive for corona virus after a preliminary test and was confirmed by the WHO Collaborating Center in Hong Kong. On January 9, 2020, students in their 30s arrived in Nepal. He then went to the Sukaraj Infectious Disease and Infection Hospital in Khatmandu. He went there after having a fever for four days and had breathing problems.

France

On Friday (1/24/2020), France confirmed the spread of the virus into the country. A total of three people tested positive for the virus, two were treated in hospitals in Paris and one in Bordeaux. French Health Minister Agnes Buzyn said authorities had confirmed the two cases to be the first in Europe and there were likely to be more cases in the country. Buzyn has also confirmed the third case on a separate occasion on the same day. The person is a relative of one of the two previous people.

Australia

On Saturday (1/25/2020), Australia also confirmed their corona virus cases. Launching from ABC, a confirmed corona virus case in Australia is a man who was isolated by Melbourne Hospital. The New South Wales Health Authority currently has seven cases under investigation. Two of them were corona virus positive. Both are men who have just returned from China.