Indonesia surprised by new variant as Covid-19 problems linger in country

A man wearing a protective mask receives a dose of China's Sinovac Biotech vaccine for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) at a drive-thru vaccination station, during the mass vaccination program for elderly people, in Jakarta, Indonesia, March 5, 2021. - Reuters

JAKARTA, March 6 (Xinhua): Indonesia was surprised by the detection of two cases of a new virus variant, right after one year of the Covid-19 outbreak in the country, while the coronavirus pandemic is still dragging on.

Deputy Minister of Health Dante Saksono Harbuwono has confirmed the two cases of the new Covid-19 variant in Indonesia.

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