Indonesia confirms first two coronavirus cases

02, Mar. 2020

(Photo courtesy of National Institute of Infectious Diseases, Japan)
(Photo courtesy of National Institute of Infectious Diseases, Japan)

JAKARTA, Kyodo - Indonesian President Joko Widodo said Monday the country has confirmed its first cases of coronavirus, saying two Indonesians, a mother, and her daughter, have tested positive.

"A Japanese person came to Indonesia and met with the two, the mother, who is 64 years old and her 31-year-old daughter," said Widodo.

He said the Japanese national lives in Kuala Lumpur, but had recently visited Jakarta, and was diagnosed with COVID-19 on Feb. 27. (Kyodo)