"He passed away at 02.30 WITA (Central Indonesia Time) while undergoing treatment at the Ulin General Hospital. Currently, the body is still in the hospital," Head of the Banjarbaru Government PR and Protocol Dedi Sutoyo informed.
The mayor had undergone treatment for approximately two weeks in the hospital after testing positive of Corona Virus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) in July.
Then, Sunday afternoon, the health condition of the number one person in the ranks of Banjarbaru City government decreased due to low oxygen level in the blood before being declared passed away Monday predawn.
Dedi Sutoyo said, the mayor will be buried in the heroes cemetary of Taman Makam Bahagia on Jalan Jenderal Ahmad Yani km 24, Landasan Ulin Sub-district, Banjarbaru.