Brit woman, 53, dies from coronavirus in Bali after contracting disease
A 53-year-old British woman has become the eighth British person to die after contracting the deadly coronavirus.
According to Indonesia's health ministry, the woman died in Bali, making it the first death linked to Covid-19 in the country.
The patient was already "critically ill” when she was diagnosed with the disease, according to an Indonesian spokesman.
Achmad Yurianto told a press conference on Wednesday: "At around 2am, the patient with the identity of Case 25 died."
He said her husband will soon be repatriated to the UK soon but it is unknown if he too had been diagnosed with the virus.
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The Chair of Bali’s COVID-19 task force, Dewa Made Indra, said his samples have been taken for further testing and he and 21 other close contacts are currently self-quarantined in their respective homes.
"They are all in good health, and have been examined by our doctors at the Health Agency. We are still waiting for lab results from Jakarta," Indra said, as quoted by The Bali Post.
He added: "I can inform that we have traced all people that have had contact with her. There are a total of 21 people who have had contact since she arrived in Bali.
"To those who had contact with her, we have told them to do self-quarantine to prevent this disease from spreading.
"Those who are working should take leave, stay at home, use masks.
"We have conducted medical checks, taken swabs and sent the sample to the laboratory."
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The news comes as a 65-year-old British woman was diagnosed with the coronavirus after contracting the disease on a flight to London to Vietnam.
Cambodia’s Minister of Health, Bun Geng, announced the new case at a press conference in Ho Chi Minh City.
Heng said the woman contracted the infection from a Vietnamese national who sat beside her as they travelled on the same flight.
She is reportedly being kept in quarantine in the Kampong Cham Provincial Referral Hospital.
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