Wuhan coronavirus

I suspect a few expats might well be concerned at the possibility of Wuhan coronavirus spreading in Indonesia, but the chances of a major problem are pretty slim.
A number of Indonesian expats are stuck over there at the moment, and the suspected local cases so far have not been confirmed, or dismissed as common flu after testing.
Airports are screening arrivals and hospitals are taking possible cases very seriously, assuming it is the virus until proven otherwise, exactly the right thing to do.

Note - Watch out for ridiculous hoax stories put out for political reasons - A few are already doing the rounds, even one in a US comic pretending to be a newspaper.

In other words, so far at least, there's little to worry about unless you're a hotel owner with lots of cancelled bookings due to the lockdown in China.

I agree that there is no need to spread alarmism, specially in Indonesia, even if yestarday a plane from Wuhan landed at Denpasar airport and I really dont understand how could it happen when the media claim that all transport to and from Wulan is suspended.
The last report state that the victims are 81 and the confirmed infected are almost 3.000 (but the dean of the Hong Kong medical school talks about 40.000 infected people) and the WHO has changed the level of alert from B (Sars, Polio) to A (Plague, Cholera).
About the thermo-scanner installed to the airports, included Denpasar, its certainly a good act, but many people, when they have fever, take antipyretics to lower it, so the thermo-scanner does not detect anything unusual.
Certainly a situation to be carefully monitored.

Glad to see that some schools are already taking precautions.

Just had a search around Facebook and it's full of fake news that appears to be aimed at Anti-Chinese racism using the virus as an excuse.
I very strongly suggest ignoring these stupid stories and recommend readers don't share them as the potential punishments could be severe.

Fred :

Just had a search around Facebook and it's full of fake news that appears to be aimed at Anti-Chinese racism using the virus as an excuse.
I very strongly suggest ignoring these stupid stories and recommend readers don't share them as the potential punishments could be severe.

Like always, it is everyone's common sense that must prevail when doing research on internet on such delicate subjects.
Personally, in this case, I prefer to inquire only on official sites, such as that of WHO, I always been wary of those who try to explain dramatic facts talking about conspirancy.
Said that, I cant understand what it refers to "the potential punishments could be severe".

Marcello Manganese :

Said that, I cant understand what it refers to "the potential punishments could be severe".

I believe there have been several arrests since UU ITE was introduced with prison sentences dished out.
I could be wrong (so open to correction) but I believe the maximum is six years down the line for spreading fake news. However, I'm unsure anyone would get that harsh a punishment.

More concerned about malaria, typhus, dengue and crazy none compliant drivers and riders to be totally honest, my understanding is majority of deaths are  in the elderly or sick (can’t confirm) my above concerns don’t care about age or current wellbeing

Yes I heard the same thing, mostly the elderly and sick, but also with some kids. They say younger kids seem to be alright so continue giving them their vitamins.

There are now several reported POSSIBLE cases in Indonesia, but none are confirmed at this point.
Most have turned out to be a cold or the flu - nothing worse.
The authorities are doing the right thing - Assuming the worst in each case until they can test and confirm.

Yes, there are many fake news (hoax) going around that makes people paranoid. Some cases in Indonesia turned out to be just common flu / cold. I agree to take precautions but I would not worry too much.

Indonesia's coronavirus vulnerability revealed - Sydney ....
Jakarta: Medical experts have raised concerns about Indonesia's ability to detect novel coronavirus, potentially leaving a number of undiagnosed cases on Australia's doorstep. ctd long article ,

imho it is illogical that their are no positive cases here .

www.smh.com.au › ... › Coronavirus outbreak

Don't believe a word that daft rag prints. They aren't exactly known for accuracy, but live to print total crap.

Unfortunately, bcs of poor experiences of my extended family with the local health service, I have little confidence in the skill levels and equipment standards here .

Health services vary from basic to top quality.

Indeed , very variable for sure , but finding a patient focussed medical profesional here is a game of chance , flash medical institute or not ,

To the doctor:
cough - masuk angin
fever - masuk angin
breathing difficulties - masuk angin
articolar pains - masuk angin
number of people infected with the coronavirus 2019nCoV in Indonesia - 0

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scouser59 :

Indeed , very variable for sure , but finding a patient focussed medical profesional here is a game of chance , flash medical institute or not ,

Totally agree, I’ve been lucky enough to find one with decent doctors and facilities (for basic medical conditions) most I know locals included go to malaysia

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