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Jakarta Post

Banjarbaru mayor dies after battle with COVID-19

  • Apriadi Gunawan


Medan   /   Tue, August 11 2020   /  01:00 am
Banjarbaru Mayor Nadjmi Adhani in this undated file photo. He died on Sunday after being hospitalized for two weeks for COVID-19.(

Nadjmi Adhani, the mayor of Banjarbaru city in South Kalimantan, passed away Monday after being hospitalized for two weeks for COVID-19. Banjarbaru Disaster Mitigation Agency head Zaini Syahranie said Nadjmi passed away at Ulin Regional General Hospital in Banjarmasin, South Kalimantan. "Pak Nadji Adhani passed away at 2:30 a.m.," Zaini said in a written statement on Monday as reported by Nadjmi announced through an Instagram post in late July that he and his wife had tested positive for COVID-19. Nadjmi was hospitalized after the announcement. However, his condition worsened on Sunday after intensive treatment. He is the third regional leader to succumb to COVID-19. Syahrul, the mayor of Tanjungpinang in Riau Islands province and Aptripel Tumimomor, the regent of North Morowali in Central Sulawesi, died in April. Other regional heads have also ann...