At least 19 Indonesian doctors, some of them treating coronavirus patients, died in March, a doctors association said on Monday. 

According to the Indonesian Doctors Association (IDI), few of the doctors who passed away had tested positive for the virus, while others were suspected and showed symptoms.

“We have compiled the data based on reports from our colleagues,” IDI spokesman Halik Malik told Anadolu Agency.

However, he added, details regarding individual cases are yet to be discovered.

The IDI has formed an audit team to investigate, and analyze the risk factors faced by healthcare workers in the country.


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