Returning from Jakarta, 1 Person Spread Coronavirus to All Family in Padang

A total of six residents of Padang, West Sumatra from two families were confirmed positive for the corona virus disease (COVID-19). So that until now the number of positive patients is 25 people.

Two positives who are in West Padang are in Purus Village who have had contact with positive patients before.

“The two families are two people in West Padang District and four people in Kuranji District. Until now, the total number of corona positive in Padang is 25 people,” said Head of Padang City Health Office, Feri Mulyani in Padang, Sunday (12/4/2020).

Meanwhile, one family in Kuranji who is in the Pasar Ambacang sub-district consists of four people, one of whom has a travel history from Jakarta and is the result of an investigation by the Health Office.

Two of the family members who are in Kuranji are currently being treated at the M Djamil Padang Central General Hospital and two are in independent isolation at home, he said.

He said that until now, the number of sub-districts in Padang that were included in the red zone due to positive cases became seven in Andalas Village, two people, Jati five people, Sawahan three people, Kubu Marapalam one person, Mount Pangilun one person, Lubuk Buaya one person, Ikur Koto one person, Kuranji one person.

Then Anduring one person, Lubuk Lintah one person, Tanjung Saba Pitameh one person, Indarung one person and Purus two people.

Responding to this, he again reminded the surrounding community not to panic but to remain vigilant and wear a mask out of the house.

“There is also no need to be afraid of passing in front of positive residents’ houses because the corona virus is not transmitted through the air,” he said.

He explained that the corona lives in its host, namely humans, the virus is in the respiratory tract in fluids, when someone coughs, then cover your mouth with a tissue or handkerchief.