Tangerang: Transportation Minister Budi Karya Sumadi directed all airport and port operators to intensify inspection in connection with the departures and arrivals from and to Wuhan, China.
"Last night, I had delivered orders to all airport and port operators to increase inspection (on) flights to and from Wuhan or ships from China," the ministers stated at the Soekarno-Hatta Airport, Tangerang, on Monday, January 27, 2020
According to the official, a ban on trips to China will yet be under deliberation, and a decision will be taken after the meeting.
Earlier, Head of the Eijkman Molecular Biology Institute Prof. Amin Subandriyo stated that coronaviruses were found mainly in animals, while only a small fraction of coronaviruses infect humans.
The coronavirus found in China was identified as a new type and has never been found before as coronavirus that attacks humans.
The new type of coronavirus found in China is closely related to the SARS virus and can be transmitted not only from animals carrying the virus but also between humans. (Antara)