1st person dies of COVID-19 in Indonesia, gov't says-Xinhua

1st person dies of COVID-19 in Indonesia, gov't says

Source: Xinhua

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2020-03-11 15:16:21

JAKARTA, March 11 (Xinhua) -- The Indonesian government announced on Wednesday the country's first death from COVID-19.

The government's spokesperson for all coronavirus-related matters Achmad Yurianto said that the deceased who was a woman in her 50s from a foreign country had diabetes, hypertension, hyperthyroidism and lung disease.

"Last night at around 2 a.m. (local time), the patient No. 25 passed away," he said in the State Palace in Jakarta.

Including the deceased, Indonesia has recorded 27 cases of COVID-19. Meanwhile, two of the total have recently tested negative for the virus.

"They will be required to self-quarantine themselves at their homes," Yurianto said.


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