West Java on high alert after two coronavirus-infected Depok residents

West Java on high alert after two coronavirus-infected Depok residents

Governor of West Java, Ridwan Kamil, at a regional government meeting in Sentul, Bogor, West Java, on Monday, March 2, 2020. (ANTARA/M Fikri Setiawan/Sw)

We are on high alert of coronavirus
Sentul, Bogor (ANTARA) - West Java Governor Ridwan Kamil, Monday, confirmed that high alert was announced in the region after two citizens of Depok, West Java, tested positive for coronavirus, the first case confirmed in Indonesia.

"We are on high alert over the coronavirus infection," Kamil confirmed, adding that some 27 hospitals are prepared across West Java for managing cases related to the coronavirus infection.

Furthermore, he urged citizens to undergo medical check-ups at hospitals once they developed coronavirus flu-like symptoms.

"Please undergo an immediate medical check since the symptoms are hardly different. The Hasan Sadikin Hospital team would take follow-up actions, including sending the test sample to identify whether it is positive or negative," he stated.

Furthermore, the governor confirmed he will step up immigration monitoring, thereby necessitating people entering the region through seaports or airports to undergo body-temperature checks as one of the indications of coronavirus infection.

Earlier today, Health Minister Terawan Agus Putranto confirmed that Depok citizens, who had tested positive for COVID-19 infection are a 64-year-old mother and her 31-year-old daughter. They both had contracted it from a Japanese national, who had come in close contact with them during a visit to Indonesia. (INE)

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