Coronavirus: Patients Privacy Should be Respected, President Jokowi Says

By Office of Assistant to Deputy Cabinet Secretary for State Documents & Translation     Date 3 Maret 2020
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President Jokowi answers questions from the journalists at the Merdeka Palace, Jakarta, Tuesday (3/3). Photo by: Ibrahim/PR

President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo has asked Government ministers and officials to protect the privacy of Indonesian citizens who have tested positive for coronavirus (Covid-19).

“I have told the Ministers that privacy (of the patients) should be protected,” President Jokowi told the reporters at the Merdeka Palace, Jakarta, Tuesday (3/3).

Regarding the availability of face masks, the President said that there is a good stock of face masks in Indonesia.

The President went on to say that the Government will renovate the vacant hospital in Galang Island to provide medical treatment for patients with viral infection, adding that the Government has another medical facility in Sebaru Island.

The President further said that the Government is committed to providing medical facilities for patients with viral infection in several regions of the country.

“The Government also provides 132 hospitals equipped with isolation rooms in several regions as preparation (for handling the coronavirus outbreak),” the President said. (TGH/EN)

Translated by: Ridwan Ibadurrohman
Reviewed by: Mia Medyana

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