Covid-19: Push for better coordination as Indonesians test positive abroad


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  • Wednesday, 11 Mar 2020

A security officer is at work at the Persahabatan General Hospital in East Jakarta on March 4, 2020. - JP/ANN

JAKARTA (The Jakarta Post/ANN): Lawmakers have urged the government to bolster interinstitutional coordination to improve the detection of Covid-19 cases across the country, given that a number of patients seem to have slipped under its radar only to be identified later beyond the country’s borders.

A 65-year-old Indonesian man referred to as Case 152 in Singapore arrived in the city state on Saturday after having reported symptoms the week before and sought treatment at a hospital in Jakarta on March 2. He visited Singapore General Hospital on Friday and tested positive on Saturday.

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