"The total number of positive cases is 686," government spokesperson on matters related to covid-19 Achmad Yurianto said at the National Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNPB) headquarters, Rawamangun, East Jakarta on Tuesday, March 24, 2020.
According to the spokesperson, seven deaths were confirmed in the past 24 hours. As a result, the death toll increased to 55.
President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo inspected the covid-19 emergency hospital at the Kemayoran Athlete Village in Central Jakarta on Monday, March 23, 2020. He was accompanied by SOEs Minister Erick Thohir and BNPB chairman Doni Munardo during the visit.
"The athlete village can accommodate 24 thousand people," President Jokowi said at a press statement after the visit.
The government has been preparing the building to accommodate 3,000 patients," President Jokowi stated.