COVID-19 Cases In Jakarta Worrying, Governor, Deputy Infected

JAKARTA, Dec 1 (Bernama) — The governor of Jakarta and his deputy have also been infected by COVID-19 as the increase in positive cases in the province has become more worrying.

Anies Baswedan in a statement today said the result of his swab test taken yesterday showed a positive result and that two days ago (Nov 29), his deputy Ahmad Riza Patria was also positive for the virus.

“After consultations and in line with the doctor’s orders, I will self-isolate and follow the medical procedures set by the medical team,” he said.

Based  on data published on the official Twitter site of Indonesia’s National Disaster Management Agency @BNPB yesterday, Jakarta has become the province that has the highest number of positive cases in the republic at 136,861.

Monday alone, 1,099 new cases were recorded in a 24 hour period while the death toll for the province stands at 2,660 people.

Yesterday, Indonesia recorded 4,617 new positive cases taking the tally in the republic to 538,883 cases.

 

Source: NAM News Network

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