The patients -- a 64-year-old mother and her 31-year-old daughter -- had contracted coronavirus from a Japanese national, who had visited Indonesia and was in close contact with them. The Japanese was confirmed positive for COVID-19 infection while in Malaysia after leaving Indonesia.
"They were detected to have carried the virus on March 1. Thereafter, we already tracked their activities as well as separated all people they had close contact with. Family members, who live together with them, are also separated," Putranto stated.
Both patients are currently under hospitalization and placed in an isolation room of the Sulianti Saroso Infectious Disease Hospital in Jakarta. They are in stable condition despite exhibiting symptoms of cough and cold, he revealed.
"The health authority had checked the house where the patients live. After the patients were being taken to the hospital, and in accordance with the procedure, their house is also being monitored and isolated," Putranto added. Related news: First COVID-19 case surfaces in Indonesia
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