Responding to the Corona outbreak, West Java Governor Ridwan Kamil claimed to hear the news of the virus drug in Indonesia, precisely in West Java.
"I heard this good news if the ingredients for the Corona drug were in Indonesia, precisely in West Java. I will see the study, to what extent," said Ridwan Kamil at Gedung Sate, Jalan Diponegoro, Bandung City, West Java, Thursday (12 / 3/2020). (Also read: To Prevent Corona Spread, Nadiem Asked to Consider School Closures)
The good news arose after he got information that quinine trees from West Java have the same content as chloroquine which according to research in China has succeeded in healing 100 patients with COVID-19 in Wuhan.
Ridwan encouraged campuses, academics, and related institutions to sit together to find solutions related to healing Covid-19 patients with quinine-based drugs.
He stressed, this opportunity must be captured by the campus, research institutes, and experts to further examine the possibility of quinine which is a flora from West Java can be an ingredient that is able to prevent or treat Covid-19 patients.
"I urge the campus to be actively involved in researching the variety of possible ingredients that could become this Corona drug. The government is focusing on handling and preventing and treating this virus, the campus should be encouraged to take part," he said.