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Jakarta Post

Bandung deputy mayor Yana Mulyana tests positive for COVID-19

  • Arya Dipa

    The Jakarta Post

Bandung   /   Mon, March 23, 2020   /   10:14 pm
Bandung deputy mayor Yana Mulyana tests positive for COVID-19 Deputy Bandung Mayor Yana Mulyana, (Tribun Jabar/Tiah SM )

Yana Mulyana, the deputy mayor of Bandung in West Java, confirmed on Monday that he had tested positive for coronavirus disease COVID-19.

"My test result shows that I am positive for COVID-19," Yana announced his test result on his Instagram account.

Yana said he took the test a few days ago while suffering from a fever -- one of the common symptoms of the disease.

The deputy mayor claimed that he had been in self-quarantine for 11 days and would continue staying in isolation for the next few days.

Prior to showing the symptoms, Yana attended an event held by the Indonesian Young Entrepreneurs Association in Karawang regency, also in West Java, on March 9-10. 

With the confirmation, the Bandung deputy mayor has become the latest local leader to test positive for COVID-19. Bima Arya, the mayor of Bogor city in West Java, recently tested positive for coronavirus.

Transportation Minister Budi Karya Sumadi has also tested positive for COVID-19.

West Java information center for COVID-19 recorded 59 positive cases in the province as of Monday afternoon. There have been nine fatalities, while five patients have recovered from the disease.

More than 2,500 residents in the province are currently under surveillance for the disease.

At least 385 people have been admitted to isolation wards at a number of hospitals across the province, with 93 patients having finished their quarantine sessions while 292 others are still in hospital.

M. Kamaruzzaman, a director of Hasan Sadikin Hospital in Bandung, said separately that the hospital had so far accommodated 27 patients under surveillance for COVID-19. 

"Ten new cases have just arrived [on Monday]," he said, adding that seven of the patients were COVID-19 positive. 

Five of the patients under surveillance died during their isolation at the hospital. Only two of them had been confirmed positive for the virus. (vny)