Indonesian Transportation Minister Budi Karya Sumadi who had tested positive for COVID-19 is recovering at the Gatot Subroto Army Hospital, Jakarta, where he has been undergoing treatment since March 14, a government official revealed.
“The transportation minister's condition has been getting better," said Special Staffer for Agency and Media Affairs at the Coordinating Ministry for Maritime Affairs and Investment, Jodi Mahardi, during a telepress conference on Wednesday in Jakarta.
Mahardi said he believed the hospital authorities had even taken the 63-year-old minister off the ventilator. The minister was the 76th COVID-19 patient in Indonesia. He appealed to the people to pray Minister Budi Karya Sumadi makes a full recovery so he can get back to work. The government had confirmed on March 14 that Sumadi had tested positive for COVID-19. A cabinet minister, he had been in the frontline of the government’s efforts to contain the spread of the deadly virus, said Minister of State Secretary Pratikno//ANT