President Jokowi, First Lady Test Negative for Covid-19

By Office of Assistant to Deputy Cabinet Secretary for State Documents & Translation     Date 19 Maret 2020
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President Jokowi and First Lady Ibu on National Food Competition.

President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo and First Lady Iriana have tested negative for covid-19.

Ibu Iriana and I underwent covid-19 test four days ago and the result just came in. Alhamdulillah (Thank God) we have been declared negative,” President Jokowi said.

On that occasion, President Jokowi conveyed respect and appreciation for health professionals who treat covid-19 patients.

“I thank doctors, nurses, and all medical workers who have dedicated their energy to serve and treat covid-19 patients,” the President said.

He also called on the public to keep practicing social distancing to stem the spread of the corona virus. “I wish we are all be in a good health,” he added.

For the record, as of Thursday (19/3), Indonesia has reported 309 confirmed cases of covid-19 with the death toll reaching 25, the highest among ASEAN countries.

Capital Jakarta is the worst-hit region with 210 confirmed cases. (BPMI/EN)



Translated by: Estu Widyamurti
Reviewed by: M. Ersan Pamungkas

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