Jakarta hospital places six suspected COVID-19 patients in isolation

Jakarta hospital places six suspected COVID-19 patients in isolation

A visitor walks in front of the Sulianti Saroso Infectious Diseases Hospital in North Jakarta, Tuesday (3/3/2020). (ANTARA/Prisca Triferna/ac)

The test results of all six patients will come out tomorrow
Jakarta (ANTARA) - Six people suspected of having contracted Coronavirus (Covid-19) are being isolated at the Sulianti Saroso Infectious Diseases Hospital after developing symptoms of fever and cough.

"Last night, four new patients came in and another two arrived this morning. They were referred from other hospitals," the hospital's Chief Executive Officer, Mohammad Syahril, stated in Jakarta, Tuesday.

Of the four people placed in isolation on Monday night, three had come in contact with two Indonesians, who were confirmed positive with COVID-19.

Another person had recently returned from a country with confirmed COVID-19 cases, he remarked while desisting from divulging the name of the country that the patient had visited.

Another two suspects, who went into the isolation room on Tuesday morning, were referred from an unspecified hospital in Jakarta.

"The test results of all six patients will come out tomorrow," he revealed.

According to ANTARA’s observation, at around 12:55 p.m. local time, an ambulance was parked in front of the isolation room of the Sulianti Saroso Infectious Diseases Hospital, although no statements regarding the vehicle were yet available.

Two Indonesians were earlier reported to have contracted the COVID-19 virus infection after earlier coming in contact with a Japanese citizen, who was confirmed infected by the virus shortly after returning from Indonesia.

Both patients are currently undergoing treatment at the Sulianti Saroso Hospital, and their condition has shown improvement, Syahril noted.

"Alhamdulillah (Thank God), the condition of both COVID-19 positive patients has improved, and they can communicate well. Their fever is going down. Slight coughing still persists but no shortness of breath, and they can communicate and eat well," he added.

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