"He left for Jakarta to undergo routine annual medical checkups that had once been postponed," Dr Anto Mole confirmed.
The doctor confirmed that the governor was in sound health, adding that he had recently led a meeting with officials of the Papua provincial government.
Mole, concurrently president director of the Abepura General Hospital, noted that the governor had travelled to Jakarta along with his family.
The governor and his family travelled to Jakarta aboard a regular flight and had bought tickets according to the number of seats.
The Papua administration has restricted the frequency of flights from and to Papua as a precautionary measure against the spread of COVID-19
Head of the Jayapura Port Health Quarantine Office Harold Pical had confirmed that Papua Governor Lukas Enembe was flown to Jakarta on early Tuesday for medical treatment.
The governor, in the company of his private doctor and family, departed from Jayapura aboard a Batik Air plane at 1:20 a.m. local time, Pical remarked.
The aircraft had onboard a total of 10 people plus crew members, he noted.
Shortly after arriving in Jakarta, the governor would be taken to the Gatot Subroto Army Hospital, Pical revealed, adding that his health was stable.
Pical admitted to not having precise information on which disease he was ailing from.
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