COVID-19-infected Indonesian recovers in Singapore

COVID-19-infected Indonesian recovers in Singapore

Illustration - The Indonesian Embassy in Singapore. ANTARA Naim

"(The Indonesian) has been discharged from hospital.
Batam, Riau Islands (ANTARA) - An Indonesian citizen, who had earlier tested positive for coronavirus, or COVID-19, in Singapore recovered from the virus, according to the Indonesian Embassy in Singapore.

"(The Indonesian) has been discharged from the hospital," Chief of the Information, Social, and Cultural Function of the Indonesian Embassy in Singapore Ratna Lestari Harjana noted in a press statement released on Wednesday.

The Indonesian recovered from the virus based on a statement issued by the Singapore Health Ministry to the embassy, she noted.

Harjana remarked that the Indonesian was the 21st patient to have tested positive for COVID-19 in Singapore from the cluster of the Yong Thai Hang medical shop.

The Indonesian citizen, whose identity was withheld, recovered from the virus after being treated at the hospital since February 4, 2020.

Harjana stated that the embassy could not as yet disclose the identity of the Indonesian citizen owing to Singapore’s policy to protect data pertaining to coronavirus patients.

"To be certain, the Indonesian is currently recovering well," she stated.

The embassy has steadily monitored the health condition of the Indonesian.

"As such, no Indonesian has tested positive for COVID-19 in Singapore," she added.

On Tuesday, Feb 18, 2020, the government of Singapore announced four other confirmed cases of COVID-19, thereby bringing the total figure to 81.

Singapore’s government also announced that five patients had recovered from the virus and were allowed to return home, bringing the number of infected to 29, while the health condition of 48 other patients remains stable, while four others are undergoing treatment. Related news: Indonesia plans medical center for disease control

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