Indonesian president tests negative for COVID-19

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JAKARTA, July 25 (Xinhua) — Indonesian President Joko Widodo has undergone a swab test for the COVID-19 and the result showed negative, an official has confirmed.

“The result is good. Thank God, the president is very healthy,” Head of the Presidential Secretariat Heru Budi Hartono told media on Saturday.

The Indonesian president had a swab test on Friday afternoon after meeting with Achmad Purnomo, vice mayor of Solo City in Central Java province on Thursday.

Achmad Purnomo told reporters on Friday that he had tested positive for COVID-19.

Hartono said before meeting the vice mayor, the Presidential Palace implemented a strict COVID-19 preventive health protocol that required every guest and visitor to pass a rapid test.

In addition, the head of state and all his staff members, as well as workers in the Presidential Palace, routinely take swab tests. Enditem

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