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Berau Regent H. Muharram dies after testing positive for COVID-19

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Jakarta   /   Wed, September 23, 2020   /   03:13 pm
Berau Regent  H. Muharram dies after testing positive for COVID-19 Berau Regent H. Muharram in a screen grab of a video he posted on Sept. 9 on his Instagram account @muharram.supu. (@muharram.supu/kompas.com/-)

Berau Regent H. Muharram died on Tuesday evening after undergoing treatment for COVID-19 at Pertamina Hospital in Balikpapan, East Kalimantan.

Muharram was admitted to the hospital on Sept. 9. On the same day, he tested positive for COVID-19 after taking a swab test, which is one of the health requirements that regional election candidates need to fulfill. 

He announced the test result publicly through a video recording he posted on Sept. 9 via his Instagram account @muharram.supu in which he apologized for his own negligence in interacting with other people.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Assalamualaikum wr wb... Sebelumnya saya mengucapkan permohonan maaf atas kelalaian kami kepada seluruh masyarakat Berau atas kabar yang kurang baik ini. Setelah saya melakukan uji kesehatan di RSKD Balikpapan, hasil yang diterima bahwa saya positif covid19. Terpaparnya saya dikarenakan seringnya berinteraksi dengan seseorang. Oleh sebab itu, menghimbau kepada rekan-rekan yang merasa pernah berinteraksi dengan saya untuk segera memeriksakan diri agar tidak terjadi penyebaran yang lebih luas. Untuk hal ini, saya mohon dukungan dan doa agar segera kembali pulih dan bisa kembali bekerja untuk masyarakat. Saat ini saya akan melakukan terapi dan pengobatan di Balikpapan dahulu untuk segera kembali pulih. Amiin... #pakaimasker #cucitangan #jagajarak #berau #beraulebihbaiklagi #kaltim #indonesia #pemkabberau #covid19

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Prior to his positive COVID-19 test result, Muharram accompanied Maritime Affairs and Fisheries Minister Edhy Prabowo during a visit to Maratua, Berau, on Sept. 1 to release 300 turtle hatchlings back into the wild.

Read also: Kelapa Gading district head latest Jakarta official to die of COVID-19 

Two days later, Edhy tested positive for COVID-19. He has since reportedly recovered from the virus.

Kanujoso Djatiwibowo General Hospital director Eddy Iskandar said that Muharram’s situation improved shortly before he passed away.

“His condition had initially improved but it deteriorated quickly this evening until he stopped breathing,” Eddy said as quoted by kompas.com on Tuesday. (dpk)