"It was confirmed that the mayor had overcome the disease after his third test result came out negative today. He was tested last on Thursday, April 16," Vice Mayor of Bogor, Dedie A. Rachim, informed ANTARA through a message.
This is the forth case of a patient having recovered from the coronavirus infection in Bogor City after three other cases of recovery on Friday, April 17, Rachim pointed out.
"Alhamdulillah (praise be to God), it is great news. The mayor is expected to return to work in the next few days amid the city's Large-Scale Social Distancing (PSBB) measure," he noted.
Arya was confirmed positive for the virus on March 19 and was immediately hospitalized following his official visit to Turkey, Azerbaijan, on March 9-16.
Doctors have been tending to Arya for the past 22 days until the last week on April 11 and have given him discharge from hospital since he did not exhibit any clinical symptoms.
However, to take the recovery process a step further, Arya needs to self-quarantine for at least 14 days.
"As the medical team advises, Mr Arya is allowed to be discharged in order to advance his recovery process. The result could be better since he would find it more relaxing at home," Ilham Chaidir, director of the hospital, explained.
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