Jakarta governor tests positive for COVID-19

THE JAKARTA POST – Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan has tested positive for COVID-19 days after his deputy, Ahmad Riza Patria, was found to have the illness.

“This should serve as a warning that anyone can contract COVID-19, so we need to remain cautious,” Anies said yesterday. Anies underwent a polymerase chain reaction swab test on Monday, according to a statement by the Jakarta administration.

The Jakarta Health Agency’s contact tracing team said the deputy governor had most likely contracted COVID-19 from one of his staffers.