The first case of monkeypox has been reported in Indonesia. A spokesman for the country’s health ministry confirmed the matter on Saturday that the patient had traveled abroad. Reuters news.

Spokesman Sahril told a news conference in the capital Jakarta on Friday night about the infection. He said that the monkeypox detection test of the affected person came positive. But his health is improving and his body is showing mild symptoms.

Saharil also confirmed that the patient is in isolation.

Earlier, 22 suspected cases of monkeypox were tested in the country, all of which were negative.

Indonesia’s neighbor Singapore reported its first case of monkeypox last month and has confirmed 15 cases as of August 5. Also detected in the Philippines and Thailand in Southeast Asia.

The World Health Organization has declared a global health emergency after more than 40,000 cases were identified in more than 80 countries. This includes records of patient deaths.

(20th August)