JAKARTA, Indonesia

Despite his advanced age, Dr. Handoko Gunawan, a pulmonary specialist, fights on the frontline against the deadly COVID-19 pandemic in Indonesia.

One of his patients was a woman with blotches on her lungs, as seen in an x-ray image.

Along with high fever, low white blood cells and coughing, the 79-year-old doctor was sure that the patient was infected with the novel coronavirus.

“Even without the swab test I am sure she is infected with COVID-19,” Gunawan told Anadolu Agency on Wednesday.

Unfortunately, in the first week of March, it was hard for him to get his patient

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