March 14, 2020 / 2:28 PM / 18 days ago

Indonesia transport minister has coronavirus - government official

JAKARTA (Reuters) - Indonesian Transport Minister Budi Karya Sumadi has been hospitalized in Jakarta after he contracted coronavirus, a senior government official told a news conference on Saturday.

Sumadi’s family had given approval for the announcement after the minister had been on “the front line and a very important part of containing the impact of COVID-19”, said Pratikno, who is state secretary in charge of administrative support for the office of president.

The condition of the minister, who had attended a cabinet meeting on Wednesday, was showing an improvement, said Albertus Budi Sulistya, the deputy head of Gatot Soebroto Hospital.

Reporting by Tabita Diela and Gayatri Suroyo; Writing by Ed Davies; Editing by Catherine Evans

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