Jakarta Vice Governor Riza Patria Says He Will Continue Working Despite Testing Positive for COVID-19

- 17 February 2022 22:18 WIB
COVID-19 Model (Unsplash/Viktor Forgacs)
COVID-19 Model (Unsplash/Viktor Forgacs)

JAKARTADAILY.ID - Jakarta Vice Governor Ahmad Riza Patria announced that he tested positive for COVID-19 on Wednesday, February 16, 2022.

"Assalamualaikum Wr Wb [Peace be upon you, and God's mercy and blessings]. Alhamdulillahirabbil'alamin [Praise be to Allah, the Lord of the Universe]. My PCR test results have come out, and [it was confirmed] that I am positive for COVID-19. PCR New-Seegene 34.76/36.38/34.2/36.55 cut off 40.00," said Patria.

Despite the test result, he said he is asymptomatic, and his condition is still good. "My current [physical] condition is still great, no cough, fever, dizziness, shortness of breath or other respiratory problems," he said.

He said he had informed his family of the news. "I have informed both my parents and alhamdulillah [praise be to God] they are both calm and are praying for me," the vice governor said.

He insisted on working despite his circumstances. "I will keep working from an isolation center," said Patria. "On behalf of my family, I thank you profusely for all the prayers,"

He then asked for prayers for him and the infected to recover from the virulent disease. "I beseech [the people], please pray for all infected people to get back to health, Ameen," Patria said.

He also thanked all the health workers who took care of him.

"Thanks to Mr. Yusuf (examiner), Mrs. Dwi Ariyanti, S.Si (verifier), dr. Suhartiningsih, M. Biomed [who approved the lab results report] from the Cempaka Putih Hospital Health Facility. Thank you, health workers, for the directions," said Patria.

He asked the people of Jakarta to keep optimistic and stay vigilant of COVID-19 and maintain their physical and mental health by exercising and praying.

"With respect to all people, let's continue to be optimistic and keep vigilant. Take care of physical health with exercise, take care of our mental health with prayers, be kind to others and be optimistic to any provision of Allah SWT," said Patria, quoted by Pikiran-Rakyat.com from the vice governor's Instagram account @arizapatria, Thursday, February 17, 2022.

The article was translated from Pikiran-Rakyat.com's article titled "Umumkan Positif Covid-19, Wagub Ahmad Riza Patria: Saya akan Tetap Bekerja".

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Editor: Mukhtar Wijaya

Source: Pikiran Rakyat


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