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Jokowi’s mother passes away at 77

  • The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Thu, March 26 2020   /  12:15 am
Mourning: President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo (center), accompanied by his eldest son Gibran Rakabuming Raka (third right) and other family members, gives a press statement on the passing of his mother, Sujiatmi Notomiharjo, at her home in Sumber, Banjarsari, Surakarta, Central Java, on Wednesday. Jokowi said his mother died of cancer, which she had suffered from for the last four years.(Antara/Maulana Surya)(center), accompanied by his eldest son Gibran Rakabuming Raka (third right) and other family members, gives a press statement on the passing of his mother, Sujiatmi Notomiharjo, at her home in Sumber, Banjarsari, Surakarta, Central Java, on Wednesday. Jokowi said his mother died of cancer, which she had suffered from for the last four years.(Antara/Maulana Surya)

Mourning: President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo (center), accompanied by his eldest son Gibran Rakabuming Raka (third right) and other family members, gives a press statement on the passing of his mother, Sujiatmi Notomiharjo, at her home in Sumber, Banjarsari, Surakarta, Central Java, on Wednesday. Jokowi said his mother died of cancer, which she had suffered from for the last four years.(Antara/Maulana Surya)President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo faces a major blow in his efforts to quell the COVID-19 pandemic as his mother passed away at the age of 77 in Surakarta, Central Java, on Wednesday afternoon. Surakarta is itself an epidemic center with the city administration declaring an “extraordinary occurrence of coronavirus” status.

Out of 12 positive cases in Central Java, four are being treated at Dr. Moewardi General Hospital in Surakarta and the city has had one of three deaths ...