One Indonesian Diamond Princess crew suspected of contracting Covid-19

One Indonesian Diamond Princess crew suspected of contracting Covid-19

Achmad Yurianto, the Indonesian Government's spokesman for the handling of the corona virus (COVID-19)

Of the 69 Indonesian citizens, one has been isolated, although his physical condition is good, but we suspect the possibility of being infected with COVID-19. He is now being kept in isolation at the Persahabatan Hospital
Jakarta (ANTARA) - One of the 69 Indonesians, who were crew of Diamond Princess, is suspected of having contracted coronavirus (COVID-19) and kept in isolation at the Persahabatan Hospital, Achmad Yurianto, Indonesian government's spokesman for COVID-19 handling, stated.

"Of the 69 Indonesian citizens, one has been isolated, although his physical condition is good, but we suspect the possibility of being infected with COVID-19. He is now being kept in isolation at the Persahabatan Hospital," Yurianto noted in a press conference at the Presidential Office, the State Palace, here, on Friday.

A medical team observed the health condition of 69 crew members of Diamond Princess on Sebaru Island, Kepulauan Seribu District, Jakarta Province, and provided medical examination services to 10 medical team members, who picked up the Indonesian crew in Japan.

Based on the examination, the 10 had tested negative for coronavirus.

The government plans to add 20 other medical officers, so 30 medical officers will be handling crew members of the Diamond Princess cruise ship.

Sebaru Island is currently also accommodating 188 Indonesian citizens of the World Dream cruise ship crew members.

Based on latest information, until the sixth day of their health observation, all the World Dream crew members were healthy and had tested negative for coronavirus. (INE).

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