Is Indonesia ready for monkeypox? Here is what the Health Ministry says

Monkeypox telltale signs. (Source: Disway)

Jakarta, IO – The World Health Organization (WHO) has officially designated monkeypox as a global health emergency, Saturday (23/7).

WHO director general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said the decision was made after monkeypox has spread to more than 70 countries, Kompas reported on Monday (25/7).

Is Indonesia ready to tackle monkeypox outbreak? The Health Ministry’s acting surveillance and health quarantine director Dr. Endang Budi Hastuti said as of today monkeypox case has yet to be detected in Indonesia.

However, in response to the global health emergency status for monkeypox, the government will take a number of precautionary measures. First, to increase public awareness through Information, Communication and Education (KIE) media, as well as regular press releases through the official Health Ministry channel.