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Jakarta, 16 Desember 2021

Menteri Kesehatan Budi Gunadi Sadikin mengumumkan temuan kasus pertama COVID-19
varian omicron di Indonesia pada Kamis (16/12).

Kasus pertama omicron ini terdeteksi pada seorang petugas kebersihan berinisial N yang
bekerja di RSDC Wisma Atlet Kemayoran, Jakarta.

“Kementerian Kesehatan telah mendeteksi seorang pasien terkonfirmasi Omicron pada


tanggal 15 Desember, data-datanya sudah kita konfirmasikan ke GISAID dan telah
dikonfirmasi kembali dari GISAID bahwa memang data ini data sequencing Omicron,” kata
Menkes dalam keterangan pers perkembangan pandemi COVID-19.

Menkes merinci para petugas kebersihan Wisma Atlet diambil sampel rutin pada 8 Desember
2021. Hasil pemeriksaan keluar tanggal 10 Desember 2021 didapati 3 orang terkonfirmasi
positif COVID-19.

Ketiga sampel selanjutnya dikirim ke Balitbangkes untuk dilakukan Whole Genome


Sequencing (WGS). Hasil pemeriksaan sampel keluar tanggal 15 Desember dan didapati 1
dari 3 sampel terkonfirmasi positif varian Omicron.

“Ada 3 petugas kebersihan di RSDC Wisma Atlet yang positif PCR-nya, tapi yang
terkonfirmasi positif Omicron adalah satu orang,” terang Menkes.

Seluruhnya kini telah menjalani karantina di Wisma Altet. Ketiga dalam kondiri sehat, tanpa
ada gejala, tanpa batuk, dan tanpa demam. Dari hasil pemeriksaan PCR juga hasilnya telah
negatif.

Selain temuan kasus konfirmasi varian Omicron, Kementerian Kesehatan juga


mengidentifikasi adanya 5 kasus probable Omicron. Kelimanya telah dikarantina dan sudah
dilakukan pemeriksaan khusus yang sudah dikirimkan Balitbangkes. Hasilnya akan diketahui
3 hari mendatang untuk melihat apakah sampel tersebut positif omicron atau bukan.

“Dengan pemeriksaan khusus SGTF, kita mendeteksi 5 kasus probable omicron 2 kasus
warga Indonesia yang baru balik dari Inggris dan AS, 3 lainnya WNA dari Tiongkok yang ke
Manado yg sekarang dikarantina di Manado,” tutur Menkes.

Menkes mengatakan bahwa penyebaran Omicron terbukti sangat cepat. Di Inggris misalnya
dari 10 kasus/hari saat ini sudah mencapai 70.000 kasus/Hari. Jauh lebih tunggi dari puncak
kasus di Indonesia pada bulan Juli di angka 50.000 kasus/hari.

Terkait dengan temuan ini, Menkes Budi mengimbau masyarakat untuk tidak perlu panik dan
tetap tenang. Yang terpenting segera melakukan vaksinasi COVID-19 terutama untuk
kelompok rentan dan lansia serta tidak perlu bepergian ke luar negeri jika tidak mendesak,
serta terus tegakkan protokol kesehatan 5M, dan memperkuat 3T.

“Kedatangan varian baru dari luar negeri yang kita identifikasi di karantina, menunjukkan
bahwa sistem pertahanan kita atas kedatangan varian baru cukup baik, perlu kita perkuat. Jadi
wajar kalau harus stay 10 hari di karantina. Tujuannya bukan untuk mempersulit orang yang
datang, tapi melindungi seluruh masyarakat Indonesia” tutup Menkes

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Jakarta, December 16, 2021


Minister of Health Budi Gunadi Sadikin announced the findings of the first case of COVID-
19 of the omicron variant in Indonesia on Thursday (16/12).

The first case of Omicron was detected in a janitor with the initials N who works at the
Kemayoran Athlete Hospital, Jakarta.

"The Ministry of Health has detected a confirmed Omicron patient on December 15, we have
confirmed the data with GISAID and it has been confirmed again from GISAID that this data
is indeed Omicron sequenced data," said the Minister of Health in a press statement on the
development of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Minister of Health detailed that the cleaning staff of the Athlete House were taken
routinely on December 8, 2021. The results of the examination on December 10, 2021 found
3 people who were confirmed positive for COVID-19.

The three samples were then sent to Balitbangkes for Whole Genome Sequencing (WGS).
The results of the sample examination came out on December 15 and found 1 out of 3
samples confirmed positive for the Omicron variant.

"There are 3 cleaners at the Wisma Atlet RSDC who were positive for PCR, but one person
confirmed positive for Omicron," explained the Minister of Health.

All of them have now been quarantined at Wisma Altet. All three are in good health, with no
symptoms, no cough, and no fever. The results of the PCR examination were also negative.
In addition to the findings of confirmed cases of the Omicron variant, the Ministry of Health
also identified 5 probable cases of Omicron. The five have been quarantined and a special
examination has been carried out which has been sent by Balitbangkes. The results will be
known in 3 days to see if the sample is positive for omicron or not.

"With the special examination of the SGTF, we detected 5 cases of probable omicron, 2 cases
of Indonesian citizens who had just returned from the UK and the US, 3 other foreigners from
China who went to Manado who are now quarantined in Manado," said the Minister of
Health.

The Minister of Health said that the deployment of Omicron proved to be very fast. In the
UK, for example, from 10 cases/day, it has now reached 70,000 cases/day. This is much
higher than the peak of cases in Indonesia in July at 50,000 cases/day.
Regarding this finding, Minister of Health Budi appealed to the public not to panic and
remain calm. The most important thing is to immediately vaccinate against COVID-19,
especially for vulnerable groups and the elderly and do not need to travel abroad if it is not
urgent, and continue to enforce the 5M health protocol, and strengthen the 3T.

"The arrival of new variants from abroad, which we identified in quarantine, shows that our
defense system against the arrival of new variants is quite good, we need to strengthen it. So
it's natural to have to stay 10 days in quarantine. The aim is not to make it difficult for people
to come, but to protect all Indonesian people," concluded the Minister of Health