A year of Covid-19, These are 4 Controversial Statements by Terawan at the Beginning of the Pandemic

Suara.com – Today is exactly one year the Covid-19 pandemic has been confirmed in Indonesia. On March 2, 2020, the first case was confirmed with a patient identified as patient 01 Covid-19.

There are still a number of statements made by Terawan Agus Putranto, who at that time was still the Minister of Health, announcing the first case of Covid-19.

But at that time, instead of raising public awareness about the corona virus, he and several other public officials actually underestimated the Covid-19 pandemic. Not infrequently he also made controversial statements at the beginning of the pandemic.

Here are some statements from the former Minister of Health of the Republic of Indonesia for the 2019-2020 period who is currently working on the Nusantara Vaccine for Covid-19, which caused a polemic and was successfully summarized by Suara.com, Tuesday (2/3/2021).

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1. Anticipate Covid-19 with prayer

Patient 01 (red kebaya) with Ex Minister of Health Terawan Agus Putranto at RSPI Sulianti Saroso. (special).

In the early days, Covid-19 had not been detected in Indonesia, many questioned Indonesia’s ability to detect the virus, which has claimed up to 8,000 lives.

However, Minister of Health Terawan hardly gave a technical answer. He is known to always say that all because of prayer.

“Medically it is a prayer, all because of prayer. I believe pray,” said the Minister of Health at that time.

2. Recommend drinking herbs

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After Covid-19 officially entered Indonesia, even now the number of positive cases has reached more than 1.3 million cases. At that time, at the beginning of the pandemic, the public questioned Indonesia’s readiness in handling this virus. Instead of giving answers, Minister of Health Terawan promoted herbal medicine as an immune booster.


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