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Swab Tests Of Suspected Omicron Sent From Bali To Jakarta For Analysis

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Five swab test samples from suspected Omicron patients in Jembrana will be transported to Jakarta.

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The Head of the Jembrana Health Agency, I Gusti Bagus Ketut Oka Parwata, confirmed that the swab test results of five suspected Omicron patients in Jembrana were transported to the Research and Development Department of the Indonesian Health Minister (Balitbangkes) in Jakarta.

Officials detected a low Cycle Threshold (CT) value in the results, potentially indicating Omicron transmission.

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“We will wait for the genome sequencing results from the central government. We hope they won’t be the Omicron variant,” Parwata said.

Parwata initiated the transport of the samples, as Bali medical facilities do not have the equipment to conduct the Whole Genome Sequencing method.

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Parwata reminds the people to be mindful of health protocols to avoid a surge in Omicron transmission, though it was proven to be less lethal than the Delta variant.

“We need to anticipate transmission to avoid another surge of Covid-19 cases in the region,” he concluded.

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Tuesday 25th of January 2022

Here in the UK the Omicron variant has proven to be 'mild' and hospitalisation negligible in comparison to the Delta variant. No need for panic.


Friday 4th of March 2022

Most of this it's a lie the just want to scare people to have control

Wayan Bo

Thursday 27th of January 2022

@Randy, worldwide today far over 20 million new infections. It’s a new record high since pandemic starts.

Wayan Bo

Thursday 27th of January 2022

@MT, was having today about half million new cases, is it correct!?


Wednesday 26th of January 2022

@MT, An average of 2,200 people a day, mostly unvaccinated, are now dying due to Omicron in the US. Sadly to say...

Heinz Schirmaier

Monday 24th of January 2022

Omicron is nothing but a simple Cold,fever and headache, a couple of aspirin and homemade chicken soup and bedrest for 2 days will fix it.

Wayan Bo

Thursday 27th of January 2022

@Heinz Schirmaier, should be only understood as minimization or down playing of truly risks and consequences.


Tuesday 25th of January 2022

@Heinz Schirmaier, yeah if you are fully vaccinated and boosted. Don't forget that a scratchy or a sore throat is the first sign of a symptom. Isolation for 5 to 7 days if tested positive for covid -19.

Wayan Bo

Monday 24th of January 2022

Anyway, omicron could mark the end of Covid pandemic, as WHO was saying today.