"17 new cases have been confirmed," government spokesperson Achmad yurianto told a press conference here on Monday, March 16, 2020.
"West Java Province has one case, Banten Province has one case, Central Java Province has one case and Jakarta Province has 14 cases," the spokesman noted.
As of Monday, March 16, 2020, the disease has claimed five lives. In the meantime, as many as eight covid-19 patients have fully recovered.
Yurianto hopes that the public can continue to stay calm. He is optimistic that the government's anticipative measure will be able to tackle the spread of the virus.
"Panic cannot resolve this issue," he stated.