President, ministers' medical test results won't be revealed to public: Health minister

President, ministers' medical test results won't be revealed to public: Health minister

Terbaiknews - President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo (right)accompanied by West Java Governor Ridwan Kamil (center) and Public Works and Housing Minister Basuki Hadimuljono (left)officiates the Nanjung water tunnel in MargaasihBandung regencyWest Java on Jan. 29. The Health Ministry announced March 17 that President Jokowialong with his aides in the Cabinethad been tested for COVID-19 following the positive case of Transportation Minister Budi Karya Sumadi. (Antara/Raisan Al Farisi)

The Health Ministry announced Tuesday that President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo, along with his aides in the Cabinet, had been tested for COVID-19 following the positive case of Transportation Minister Budi Karya Sumadi. The test results, however, willnot be revealed to the public.
"We won"t declare the results because it"s a general [medical] check up," the ministry"s disease control and prevention director general,Achmad Yurianto, said,assuring that everyone was in "good condition".
Jokowi said separately on Monday that he and all members of his Cabinet had been tested for COVID-19 earlier that day, yet refused to disclose the results. "Please ask the health minister [Terawan Agus Putranto] for the results."
State Secretary Pratikno announced on March 14 evening that Budi had tested positive for COVID-19and had been labeled as Case 76. Prior to testing positive, Budi had attended a Cabinet meeting led by Jokowi on March 11.
The meeting’s other attendees included State Secretary Pratikno, Cabinet Secretary Pramono Anung, Presidential Chief of Staff Moeldoko, Coordinating Political, Legal and Security Affairs Minister Mahfud MD, Coordinating Economic Minister Airlangga Hartarto, Finance Minister Sri Mulyani, Agrarian and Spatial Planning Minister Sofyan Djalil, Environment and Forestry Minister Siti Nurbaya Bakar, State-Owned Enterprises Minister Erick Thohir, Home Minister Tito Karnavian, Attorney General ST Burhanuddin, Indonesian Militarycommander Air Marshal Hadi Tjahjanto, National Police chief Gen. Idham Azis, as well as North Sumatra Governor Edy Rahmayadi and acting Medan mayor Akhyar Nasution, among others.