Kemkominfo Records Hundreds of Corona Virus Hoaks Information Circulating

Kemkominfo Records Hundreds of Corona Virus Hoaks Information Circulating


The community is asked to refer to relevant sources.

Director General of Informatics Application of the Ministry of Communication and Information, Samuel Abrijani Pangerapan, asks the public to be careful about spreading information about the corona virus. Because right now, hundreds of fake corona virus have been circulating.”At present more than one hundred hoax news have been spread,” Samuel said, in Jakarta, Monday, March 9, 2020.

Samuel said, the distribution of news needed to know the correct source. The public also needs to find out whether the news is true or not.”Filtering information first and looking for the truth of information through reliable sources such as the Ministry of Health website,” he said.Meanwhile, Chairman of the Indonesian Anti-Defamation Society (Mafindo) Septiaji Eko Nugroho, said the spread of false news due to lack of literacy and digital education caused hoax news to circulate.The community, said Septiaji, needs to know how to use digital media wisely and correctly.”We have to know digital literacy and do digital education because everyone doesn’t necessarily understand digital,” Septiaji said.

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366 People in Italy Died Due to Corona Virus Infection

Cases of Corona virus infection, Covid-19, outside China are increasing. Cases that occur in five countries even number in the thousands.Based on Johns Hopkins University-Center for Systems Science and Engineering (JHU-CSSE) data, on Monday 9 March 2020 at 15:23, cases of Corona virus outside China were highest in South Korea, Italy, Iran, France, and Germany.Corona virus infections in South Korea were 7,382 cases, Italy 7,375 cases, Iran 6,566 cases, France 1,209 cases, and Germany 1,040 cases.

Kemkominfo Records Hundreds of Corona Virus
Kemkominfo Records Hundreds of Corona Virus Hoaks Information Circulating

Italy became a country outside of China with the highest death rates, reaching 366 people. In Iran 194 people died. South Korea 50 people died.The increase in death cases in Italy makes a number of parties concerned. Serie A soccer matches are held without spectators. The Prime Minister, Giuseppe Conte, nnounced to close schools, fitness centers, museums, night clubs and public locations throughout the country.The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Kemenlu) said five regions in Italy were temporarily closed.At present, the case of the corona virus in China reaches 80,735. Meanwhile the case of death at the center of the spread of the Covid-19 virus, Hubei, China, reached 3,007.Although tens of thousands of deaths have been confirmed, a number of patients have been recovered. JHU-CSSE recorded as many as 58,668 people declared recovering from Covid-19 infection.

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Positive Corona Virus in Japan Accidentally Goes to Disease Bar

A 50-year-old man from Gamagori, Japan is confirmed to be infected with the corona virus, Covid-19. The man was ordered to quarantine himself by not leaving the house.Reported by World of Buzz , he was instructed to remain indoors until the medical institution cared for him. But, for no apparent reason, he decided to call a taxi and go to a bar.He told his family, “I want to spread the virus.”After leaving the first bar, he went to second place and even proudly told the people there that he had tested positive for the virus.

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Very regrettable

The staff there immediately notified the local health center and the Gamagori Police Department. They arrived at the bar only to find out that the man had returned home.The staff can’t even understand the man’s selfish actions. “This doesn’t make sense. I can’t put it into words because I’m angry!”The man did not show any symptoms, but when tested positive because both parents tested positive for the virus.”It is regrettable that he does not live at home as ordered,” said Gamagori Mayor Toshiaki Suzuki.

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Again, One Indonesian Citizen is Positive Corona Virus in Singapore

A 64-year-old Indonesian man tested positive for Corona virus, Covid-19, in Singapore. The man entered the Lion’s Land on March 7, 2020 and was declared the 147th case.The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Ministry of Foreign Affairs) said, the Indonesian citizen was confirmed positive for Covid-19 on March 8, 2020. Currently, the Indonesian citizen is undergoing treatment at Singapore’s National Center for Infectious Diseases (NCID).According to the statement of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, this case means that there are already three Indonesian citizens who have confirmed positive for Covid-19 in Singapore. First case 21st (already declared cured and discharged from hospital on 18 February 2020).Secondly, the 133rd case was announced on March 7, 2020. Finally, the 64-year-old man was stated positive on March 8, 2020.So far the Covid-19 infection process is unknown in the 147th case with the 64-year-old patient. Singapore’s Ministry of Health said, this case was an imported case or a case from outside the region.”It means that the Indonesian citizen is suspected to have been infected by Covid-19 before making a visit to Singapore,” the Foreign Ministry said.

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Closer Monitor

The Indonesian Embassy in Singapore will closely monitor and coordinate with relevant authorities regarding the handling of these Indonesian citizens.At present, access to Singapore has been set to Orange Disease Outbreak Response System Condition (DORSCON). Thus, high vigilance is still needed, especially when attending activities that involve many participants and visiting public places.Kementerian Luar Negeri berharap seluruh WNI mengikuti aturan dan imbauan dari Pemerintah Singapura dalam penanganan penyebaran Covid-19, seperti menjaga kesehatan dan kebersihan pribadi, secara periodik mencuci tangan setelah beraktivitas di ruang publik, menghindari tempat-tempat dan acara yang melibatkan keramaian atau kerumuman, dan segera ke dokter bila mengalami simtomatik.

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