A viral lung infection is causing significant health problems in the northern Indonesian province of Lombok, including severe respiratory illness, according to health officials.
Key points:A new viral lung strain is circulating in LombokThe outbreak is linked to a surge in cases in the provinceThis outbreak has been linked to an increase in cases of respiratory illness in the regionLombok’s health ministry has issued a warning about the spread of the new virus.
It says the new strain of the coronavirus is spreading in Lomboks community centres, hotels and restaurants, and has been detected in a number of Lomboks residents, many of whom are pregnant.
It said the new strains of the virus had been detected circulating in a group of people who were travelling to a tourist destination in Lomboki province.
The Lombok Health Ministry has urged people to avoid public gatherings, restaurants and other places where people are visiting as the virus can spread easily.
It also advised people to stay away from crowded public spaces where people congregate.
It urged all Lombok residents to take all precautions, including to wear masks and to exercise regularly.
Lomboks Premier, Purnomo Setyanto, said in a statement on Sunday the virus was causing significant damage to the people in Lombkok.
“The government is in the process of conducting preventive measures and is ready to respond,” he said.
“We are also in the midst of an epidemiological investigation and are doing everything we can to prevent any more deaths.”‘
Warm welcome’ in LombkThe health ministry said the coronovirus had been found circulating in the population in Lomboku and that its new strains were circulating in many areas of Lomboku.
“Due to the rapid spread of this new virus, the risk of spread of other viruses is increased,” it said.
It is not clear what causes the new coronaviruses.
The new coronoviruses were first detected in Lomboker in May and the government has since reported several cases.
The virus was first identified in Lomboky in April and was confirmed in more than 150 people in June.
In August, the new version of the infection was linked to cases in Lomboka and other parts of Lomboky.
The country has recorded more than 4,300 deaths from the coronaviovirus since it began to circulate in October last year.
Lionsgate, the film studio behind the film, has said it has received the most inquiries from Lombok and neighbouring areas, which have been dealing with a surge of cases and deaths.
Liongate’s director of marketing, Alex Firth, has urged film-makers to keep their eyes on Lombok for the virus’s arrival.
“Lombkok is an exciting place, where a lot of creativity and innovation takes place,” he told Reuters.
“If you are interested in filmmaking and want to create a film there, it’s a very, very good place to start.”