Health Minister: Jakarta will soon see the peak of BA.4 and BA.5 infections

Menkes Budi Gunadi Sadikin
Health Minister Budi Gunadi Sadikin. (IO/Dumaz Artadi)

“So yes, many will be infected, but more importantly the hospital is empty. At RSPI Sulianti Saroso we currently have 10 Omicron patients. So it’s not full like during the Omicron or long queue like during the Delta wave,” he said.

Read: Omicron subvariants BA.4 dan BA.5 found in Indonesia

The prevalence of cases caused by BA.4 and BA.5 subvariants continues to rise. As of June 28, there are 739 cases across Indonesia, 71 of them are of BA.4 and 668 of BA.5. These two subvariants have been detected in several regions such as Bali, Banten, Central Java, East Java, South Sulawesi, and the most in Jakarta. (un)