WORLD Indonesia confirms first cases of novel coronavirus

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Indonesia confirms first cases of novel coronavirus

CGTN

17:15, March 02, 2020

Two Indonesians have tested positive for novel coronavirus after coming into contact with an infected Japanese national, President Joko Widodo said on Monday.

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People with surgical masks look on at station Tanah Abang, following the outbreak of the coronavirus in China, in Jakarta, Indonesia, February 13, 2020. (Photo: CGTN)

A 64-year-old woman and her 31-year-old daughter had become infected after contact with a female Japanese visitor, who lived in Malaysia and had tested positive after returning from a trip to Indonesia, Widodo told reporters at the presidential palace.

"After checks, they were in a sick state. This morning I got a report that the mother and the daughter tested positive for coronavirus," he said. The two patients were being treated at Jakarta's Sulianti Saroso infectious diseases hospital.

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