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Jakarta Post

Indonesian isolated for coronavirus in Singapore in stable condition, embassy says

  • Gemma Holliani Cahya
    Gemma Holliani Cahya

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Fri, February 7, 2020   /   01:58 pm
Indonesian isolated for coronavirus in Singapore in stable condition, embassy says Medical workers set up beds as they prepare to accept patients displaying mild symptoms of the novel coronavirus infection at an exhibition center that has been converted into a hospital in Wuhan, Hubei province, China, on Feb. 5. (AFP/STR)

The Indonesian Embassy in Singapore said on Thursday that the 44-year-old Indonesian domestic helper in the city-state hospitalized for the novel coronavirus infection was in stable condition.

“[She] is currently under isolation treatment at Singapore General Hospital. [She] is in stable condition,” the Indonesian Embassy in Singapore said in a statement on Thursday.

The 44-year-old was the 21st novel coronavirus case detected in Singapore, which as of Friday has recorded 30 confirmed cases since the far-flung virus originating from the Chinese city of Wuhan spread to the city-state.

The Indonesian citizen, whose identity cannot be revealed due to the Personal Data Protection Act, had no recent travel history to mainland China prior to testing positive for the virus. 

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Her Singaporean employer has also tested positive for the coronavirus.

“The embassy is coordinating and maintaining communication with all relevant institutions, including the hospital and the Singaporean Health Ministry with regard to the patient’s condition,” the statement said.

The embassy informed that up until Wednesday, 385 people had been suspected of having been infected with the coronavirus; 28 of whom tested positive. Meanwhile, 62 were awaiting tests on Wednesday.

“We advised all Indonesians in Singapore to stay alert, take care of your health and hygiene, and pay attention to announcements made by the Singaporean government through the Health Ministry,” the embassy said.

As of Friday, the death toll from the coronavirus hit 636, with Chinese authorities confirming that more than 30,000 people on the mainland had been infected, AFP reported. The fast-spreading virus has spread to more than 20 countries, with two deaths confirmed in the Philippines and Hong Kong.