May 11, 2021, 07.03 PM
A cargo ship which sailed from India berthed at Indonesia's port of Tanjung Intan in Cilacap, Central Java.  It was reported that 13 of its total 20 crew members have tested positive for Covid-19. KOMPAS.COM/FADLAN MUKHTAR ZAINA cargo ship which sailed from India berthed at Indonesia's port of Tanjung Intan in Cilacap, Central Java. It was reported that 13 of its total 20 crew members have tested positive for Covid-19.


CILACAP, KOMPAS.comA Filipino crew member has died at a hospital in Cilacap, Indonesia’s Central Java, after he had tested positive for Covid-19, an official confirmed on Tuesday, May 11.

Cilacap administration secretary Farid Maruf said the crew member identified by the initial DRQ passed away when the 50-year-old was treated in the Cilacap Regional General Hospital.

“The patient had been treated in the Cilacap Regional General Hospital since April 30, 2021, and had died on Tuesday at 02:25 am local time,” said Farid in a statement on Tuesday.

Farid said that currently the body is kept in the Cilacap Regional Hospital as the ship company representative is still coordinating with the Philippine Embassy and the family.

Also read: Indonesia Quarantines Foreign Sailors Suspected of Carrying Covid-19 Variant From India

“We are still waiting for the results whether the body will be buried in Indonesia or cremated here before the ashes are taken to the Philippines,” Farid said, adding that following Health Ministerial Decree No. 424/2007, remains of a person who died from an infectious disease cannot be taken out of Indonesia territory.

Farid went on to add that on May 5, DRQ experienced breathing difficulties and low oxygen saturation. He was then transferred to the intensive care unit for treating Covid-19 patients on May 7. But, his condition was unstable and signs of respiratory failure appeared. The health condition has got worse on May 10. The medical team had done maximum care for saving the patient’s life but the patient died.

Also read: Seafarers from Indian Ship Docked in Indonesia’s Port of Dumai Test Positive for Covid-19

“At 02:15 am local time, the patient had a sudden cardiac arrest, and actions had been taken to support the heart function, but the patient did not respond. At 02:25 am, the patient was pronounced dead by the doctor on duty,” said Farid.

DRQ was one of 14 Filipino crew members who had tested positive for Covid-19 when berthed at Indonesia’s port of Tanjung Intan in Cilacap, Central Java. Previously, the ship carrying refined sugar sailed from India on April 14, 2021, and arrived at Cilacap on April 25.

(Writer: Fadlan Mukhtar Zain | Editor: Dony Aprian)

Source: https://regional.kompas.com/read/2021/05/11/131719378/satu-abk-asal-filipina-yang-positif-covid-19-di-cilacap-meninggal-dunia.

 

Dapatkan update berita pilihan dan breaking news setiap hari dari Kompas.com. Mari bergabung di Grup Telegram "Kompas.com News Update", caranya klik link https://t.me/kompascomupdate, kemudian join. Anda harus install aplikasi Telegram terlebih dulu di ponsel.



Comment wisely and responsibly. Comments are entirely the responsibility of the commentator as regulated in the ITE Law
Report
Thank You! We have received your report. We will remove comments that conflict with the Community Guidelines and the ITE Law.

More Headlines

Views
January 27, 2022, 09.58 PM

New Omicron Subtype BA.2 is Spreading Quickly

News
January 14, 2022, 04.16 PM

Two-Headed Baby Born in Indonesia’s Sumatera

Close Ads X