SURABAYA, KOMPAS.com – Surabaya Mayor Tri Rismaharini fainted while chairing a video conference with the middle school committee members to discuss the implementation of Covid-19 Health Protocols in Indonesia’s second-largest city on June 14, said her eldest son.
Fuad Bernardi said he did not know why his mother lost consciousness during the online meeting, but her condition has improved.
“Alhamdulillah (Praise be to Allah) she is better now,” Fuad said on Sunday evening. "I was away from her earlier."
Risma was treated in the official residence of the Surabaya Mayor on Jalan Sedap Malam, said Fuad. “Probably she was tired. But she is feeling better now.”
Throughout the past week, the mayor was organizing video conferences with stakeholders on enforcing health protocols at all sectors during the transition period following the end of large-scale social restrictions, or PSBB, on June 8 in Surabaya.
The meetings were to ensure that all preventive measures will be in place to contain the spread of the novel coronavirus as Surabaya enters the new normal phase.
The city first instituted the PSBB quarantine measures on April 28 and was set to lift the lockdown on May 11. It was then extended to June 8.
Surabaya Communication and Information Agency Head M. Fikser and Disaster Management and Community Protection Agency Head Irwan Widyanto could not be immediately reached for comment.
Meanwhile, the Director of Dr. Soetomo Regional General Hospital (RSUD), Joni Wahyudi, said that he has not received information on Risma’s health condition as the mayor is not currently being treated in the hospital. Dr. Soetomo RSUD is ready to assist her if she seeks treatment, he added.
“We are ready to treat anyone who needs our services,” Joni said.
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