Pekanbaru: The Riau Province Covid-19 Task Force today announced Riau Governor Syamsuar and his wife, Misnarni, tested positive for coronavirus.
"Riau Govenor Syamsuar has been confirmed positive," said the Riau Province Covid-19 Task Force Indra Yopi during a press conference here on Tuesday.
"On Monday afternoon, the governor underwent a swab test," the locl official added.
According to Indra, Syamsuar and Misnarni only have mild symptoms. They are being constanly monitored by a medical team. Local authorities are currently tracing close recent contacts of the governor and his wife.
On Monday, Indonesia's Covid-19 Handling Task Force reported 4,617 new coronavirus cases, bringing the total number of confirmed coronavirus cases in the country to 538,883.
From Sunday noon to Monday noon, the total number of recovered coronavirus patients across Indonesia was up by 4.725 to 450.518.
In the same period, the country's official covid-19 death toll rose by 130 to 16,945.