Jakarta: Bogor Mayor Bima Arya was placed in isolation at Bogor Regional General Hospital after he tested positive for covid-19.
"On Thursday, March 19, 2020, Bogor Mayor received the result of his SWAB test. He tested positive for covid-19. The test was conducted on Tuesday, March 17, 2020," Bogor Health Office acting head Sri Newo Retno said in a press statement on Thursday, March 19, 2020.
Besides Bogor Mayor, one local official was also diagnosed with covid-19. In the meantime, three other local officials tested negative for the disease.
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The mayor was put under observation after he returned from overseas. He conducted a working visit to Turkey and Azerbaijan earlier this month.
"We have carried out various protocol since the return of Bogor Mayor and several Bogor City administration officials on Monday, March 16, 2020. One of the protocols is naming them as people under observation," Sri explained.
"The mayor has also informed West Java Governor, Minister of State Secretary and Minister of Home affairs," Sri stated.