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COVID-19 takes toll on S. Tangerang, S. Sulawesi and E. Java elections

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Jakarta/Makassar/Surabaya   /   Mon, December 14 2020   /  01:00 am
A COVID-19 patient joins voting day during the 2020 South Tangerang Regional Elections in Rumah Lawan COVID, an isolation center in, South Tangerang on Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2020. (Antara/Fauzan)

The chairman of the South Tangerang General Elections Commission (KPU South Tangerang), Bambang Dwitoro, died from COVID-19 on Saturday after a week of hospital treatment and shortly after the region took part in the 2020 regional elections. 
KPU South Tangerang commissioner Ade Wahyu Hidayat confirmed the death on Saturday. “We express our condolences over the death of Bambang Dwitoro, the chairman of KPU South Tangerang,” he said as reported by kompas.com. 
Acting chairman of the agency M. Taufik also confirmed that Bambang had tested positive for COVID-19. He said the positive result came from his swab sample through a polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test on Dec. 5, four days before the election took place on Wednesday. 
“Since then he was admitted to a hospital in South Tangerang for self-isolation,” he said. Taufik said his...