Jakarta: The Ministry of Transportation today revealed that its director general of railway, Zulkifri, recently tested positive for coronavirus disease 2019 (covid-19).
"We have been permitted to disclose this information. Director General of Railway at the Ministry of Trade, Bapak Zulkifli, has tested positive for covid-19," the ministry's spokesperson Adita Irawati said in a written statement on Tuesday, March 24, 2020.
The spokeswoman added that Zulkfiri's wife tested negative for the virus. The samples of Zulkifri and his wife were taken on Wednesday, March 18, 2020.
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"His health condition is stable. He is currently under self-quarantine,"
Zulkifri underwent a coronavirus test after Minister of Transportation Budi Karya Sumadi tested positive for the disease. The minister was taken to Gatot Soebroto Army Central Hospital in Central Jakarta after he was diagnosed with covid-19.
As of Tuesday, March 24, 2020, the government has recorded 686 confirmed covid-19 cases, 30 recoveries and 55 deaths.