Jakarta: President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo has revealed that the first covid-19 rapid tests have been launched in the municipality of South Jakarta.
"Our mapping indicates that South Jakarta is the most prone area," President Jokowi told a press conference here on Friday, March 20, 2020.
According to him, the initial phase will focus on people who have made contact with confirmed covid-19 patients. Besides implementing rapid tests, the government will also take various measures to prevent the spread the spread of the coronavirus.
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"I will mobilize all elements of the nation," President Jokowi stated.
As of Friday, March 20, 2020, the government has confirmed 369 covid-19 cases, 17 recoveries and 32 deaths.
"So the total number of confirmed covid-19 cases is 369," Government spokesperson for matters related to covid-19 Achmad Yurianto said here on Friday, March 20, 2020.