VP Ma'ruf Tests Negative for Covid-19: Spokesman

    Antara - 16 Maret 2020 17:25 WIB
    VP Ma'ruf Tests Negative for Covid-19: Spokesman
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    Jakarta: Vice President Ma'ruf Amin tested negative for Covid-19, the vice president’s spokesperson, Masduki Baidlowi, stated here on Monday, March 16, 2020.

    "The vice president has undergone a test, and the result has been declared negative, so he is in good health," the spokesman remarked.

    Several Indonesian ministers underwent medical examinations after Minister of Transportation Budi Karya Sumadi tested positive for Covid-19 infection.

    Minister Sumadi was last seen attending a cabinet meeting at the Presidential Palace in Jakarta on Wednesday, March 11, 2020.

    However, Vice President Amin was not among the attendees at the meeting since he was on a business trip to Lombok and Solo on the same day.

    "The vice president did not attend the meeting since he was in Lombok and Solo. Hence, there was no contact between the vice president and Minister Sumadi," he stated.

    Speaking in connection with the spread of Covid-19, President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo called on the Indonesian community to not venture out of their homes if possible and limit physical meetings with other people as a way of preventing the spread of the virus.

    Furthermore, the president has instructed the health ministers and some relevant ministries to step up preventive measures in tackling the issue.

    "Today, there is a limited meeting through teleconferencing. There is also a scheduled interview. However, we also limit meetings with guests," he revealed. (Antara)


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