"Let my current condition be a reminder that COVID-19 can infect anyone. Thus, we must remain careful," Baswedan noted during the video recording.
The former education and culture minister spoke of undergoing independent quarantine for the next two weeks after testing positive for COVID-19 despite being asymptomatic.
Baswedan also expressed his keenness to carry on working and leading scheduled meetings to be held virtually.
"I will continue to work and lead virtual meetings. Since March, we have been accustomed to working virtually, and Insha Allah (God Willing), the policy-making processes will not be disturbed," he affirmed.
In his statement, Baswedan confirmed to have tested positive for COVID-19 based on results of the PCR swab test on Tuesday morning.
On Monday (November 30) afternoon, the Jakarta governor had undergone a second PCR swab test at the DKI Jakarta City Hall following a routine one on Wednesday (November 25), for which the result came back negative.
Baswedan had also been subject to an antigen swab test on Sunday (November 29) after Deputy Governor Ahmad Riza had tested positive for COVID-19. The results came back negative. A few days earlier, the two had partaken in a meeting together.
The Jakarta governor further explained that those having come in close contact with him had undergone PCR swab tests.
"I will isolate myself independently, separated from my family. Meanwhile, my family will remain in a private residence," he noted.
Baswedan was also optimistic that all those having interacted with him over the past few days would take the requisite steps, including conducting self-isolation or undergoing the PCR swab test.
"Anyone who has met me in the last few days can contact the nearest community health centers (Puskesmas) to undergo a swab test. Of course, the tracing team from the Health Office will also record and contact my close contacts. All related procedures will be conducted," he remarked.
Furthermore, the governor's office unit will be closed in line with the implemented protocols. Similarly, the Deputy Governor's office unit in the City Hall complex has been closed.
The main City Hall building, located separately from the governor and deputy governor's offices, will continue to operate under stringent health protocols.
To this end, Baswedan has also urged the public to diligently follow the 3M practices, including wearing masks, maintaining distance, and washing hands diligently.
"Please pray for a speedy recovery and may Allah SWT protect us all and bless the city of Jakarta," he stated.
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