The Covid-19 Response Post at the Jakarta Provincial Health Office in Central Jakarta on Tuesday. (Antara Photo/Aprillio Akbar)

Two Recover From Covid-19 in Indonesia


MARCH 11, 2020

Jakarta. Two individuals who previously tested positive for the novel coronavirus in Indonesia have recovered and been allowed to go home.

According to the government spokesman for Covid-19 handling, Achmad Yurianto, the two, known as Patient 6 and Patient 14, were allowed to go home because the results of their second Covid-19 test came back negative. 

"Patient 6 and Patient 14 have been tested twice, and the last results came back negative. We've given them instructions to go home where they will remain in self-isolation," Achmad said in a press conference at the presidential office in Central Jakarta on Wednesday.

Achmad said the two patients will have to isolate themselves at home for at least 14 days.

"Even though their results came back negative, we still expect them to be careful. Both of them are in good condition and have had no complaints," Achmad said.

During isolation, both of them still have to wear facemasks, avoid close contact with other family members and never share cutleries. 

"After that, they still have to reduce their activities outside the home, especially activities in a public space," Achmad said.

Patient 6 is a 36-year-old man, one of the Indonesian crew members on the coronavirus-stricken Diamond Princess cruise ship, and patient 14 is a 50-year-old man whose condition was described as "mild" and is an imported case.