By NewsDesk @infectiousdiseasenews
The number of COVID-19 cases in Indonesia has risen to 227, as of Wednesday, according to the health ministry (Kementerian Kesehatan). Most of the positive cases have been reported in Jakarta.
In response, the Indonesian government set up 227 hospitals for the care of COVID-19 patients.
The preparation of 227 hospitals is a directive from President Joko Widodo. 109 hospitals owned by the TNI, 53 hospitals by the National Police, 65 hospitals by BUMN.
“In accordance with the directives delivered by the president that 109 hospitals owned by the TNI, 53 hospitals of the National Police and 65 state-owned hospitals are ready to carry out the care of patients with COVID-19,” said the Government Spokesperson for COVID-19 dr. Achmad Yurianto at the Press Conference at BNPB Building, Tuesday.
- Lassa fever: Nigeria reports 51 additional confirmed cases
- Italy coronavirus death toll nears 3,000
- COVID-19 in Los Angeles County: 50 new confirmed cases reported
- Malaysia COVID-19 outbreak: 790 total cases, 80 additional linked to Petek Jamek Seri Petaling Mosque
- Philippines COVID-19 cases top 200, DOH launches COVID-19 emergency hotlines
- Costa Rica COVID-19 cases reach 50, Soccer championship canceled, Calls not to hoard food