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Jakarta Post

Jakarta secretary Saefullah latest high-ranking official to die of COVID-19

  • Ardila Syakriah


Jakarta   /   Thu, September 17 2020   /  01:00 am
Gubernur DKi Jakarta Anies Baswedan (tengah) dan Wakil gubernur Sandiaga Uno (3 kiri) didampingi Plt Gubernur Soni Sumarsono (2 kiri) Sekda Saefullah (4 kanan) dan wakil Ketua DPrD muhammad Taufik (kiri) triwisaksana (3 kanan), Ferial Sofyan ( 2 kanan), dan Abraham Lunggana (Kanan) dalam acara Serah Terima Jabatan di Balaikota, Jakarta Pusat, Senin, 16 Oktober 2017. Anies-Sandi akan menjabat sebagi Gubernur dan wakil gubernur DKI Jakarta untuk masa jabatan 2017-2022. (JP/Seto Wardhana)

Indonesia has lost yet another senior government official to COVID-19 following the passing of the Jakarta administration's secretary Saefullah, who has spent the last 36 years of his life working for the capital. Saefullah died at age 56 from irreversible septic shock and acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) due to COVID-19 at 12:55 p.m. on Wednesday at the Gatot Subroto Army Hospital (RSPAD) in Central Jakarta. The COVID-19 transmission led to a severe infection of his lung tissue and his whole bodily system, causing irreversible respiratory failure and inadequate oxygen absorption, according to details from the administration. "Today, the Jakarta administration lost one of its best leaders [...] Pak Saefullah was a good man, a hard-worker, someone who always prioritized completing the tasks assigned to him," Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan said at Saefulla...