With something that can only be filed in the “ridiculously awesome” category, Iceland’s Secret Solstice festival has just announced a special set inside of a volcano. After successfully putting on a show inside of a glacier this year, the team from Secret Solstice decided to one-up themselves, launching the appropriately titled “Secret Solstice Presents Inside The Volcano” series.The show will feature a solo set by Deftones singer Chico Moreno with a few special guests inside the dormant magma chamber of Thrihnukagigur volcano. The band and twenty extremely lucky fans will be flown from Reykjavík to the top of the volcano, and will descend into the magma chamber via an elevator that’s been special set up for this special performance in a unreal location.Learn more about this once-in-a-lifetime set here.
However, the President said the rapid test should be treated as a preliminary detection of whether a person has been infected with the coronavirus.Read also: Jokowi nixes lockdown, opts for mass testingThe rapid tests are deemed more convenient and can promptly detect whether a specimen has been infected with COVID-19, much more quickly than the PCR test.The rapid test only requires blood serum as a sample, meaning the tests can be performed at all health laboratories across the country. Everyone, whether they have shown COVID-19 symptoms or not, can undergo the test. President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo said the government had officially kicked off rapid tests to detect COVID-19 on Friday afternoon.He went on to say the first tests had been conducted in South Jakarta, considering that the area was very prone to the disease according to contact tracing carried out by the authorities.“We conducted tests this afternoon, with medical officials visiting residents there [in South Jakarta] door-to-door, from one house to another,” Jokowi said during a press briefing at the Presidential Palace on Friday. In contrast, the regular tests had to be performed in level two biosafety laboratories, since nasal fluid or larynx substances — in which the virus is contained — were used as the main specimens.“The government has also allowed medical laboratories authorized by the Health Ministry to conduct their independent tests in areas deemed prone to the disease,” said Jokowi.Read also: Indonesian government initiates research to produce COVID-19 vaccine, VP saysThe President said the government also planned to import two kinds of medicines proven effective in “curing” the disease, namely Avigan – commonly used to treat COVID-19 patients in Japan – and chloroquine.As of today, no medicine mentioned by President Jokowi has been clinically proven to cure COVID-19. However, medical personnel in several countries have been using Avigan and chloroquine to treat the disease’s symptoms in patients.“We have imported 5,000 packs of Avigan and are ordering 2 million more. We also have 3 million packs of chloroquine available,” Jokowi said. “Those medicines have been proven to cure COVID-19 in other countries, although no one has discovered the COVID-19 antivirus.” (glh)Editor’s note: The article has been updated to clarify that no medicine mentioned by President Jokowi has been clinically proven to cure COVID-19 as of today.Topics :