Indonesian transportation minister tests positive for Covid-19


- The Jakarta Post

JAKARTA (ANN): Indonesian transportation minister Budi Karya Sumadi has tested positive for Covid-19.

State secretary Pratikno announced on Saturday (March 14) evening that Budi was identified as Case 76 in a previous health ministry announcement and was being treated at the Gatot Subroto Army Hospital.

He declined to say when Budi had been admitted to the hospital, or when he had likely been infected.

Budi reportedly attended a cabinet meeting on Wednesday (March 11).

Pratikno said President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo had appointed coordinating maritime affairs and investment minister Luhut Pandjaitan as ad interim transportation minister.

Gatot Subroto Army Hospital doctors said Budi's condition was improving. – The Jakarta Post/Asia News Network

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