JAKARTA - Two academics at the State University of Surabaya (Unesa), namely Deputy Dean I of the Faculty of Social Sciences and Law (FISH) as well as lecturer at the Sociology Study Program Ari Wahyudi and Geography Education lecturer Murtedjo died from COVID-19.
"Pak Murtedjo died Wednesday, January 20 evening, Mr. Ari this morning at 08.00 WIB. Both were positive for COVID-19," said Head of Public Relations of Unesa Vinda Maya Setianingrum when confirmed in Surabaya, reported by Antara, Thursday, January 21.
A week before he died, Vinda received information that they had communicated with the Whastapp Group (WAG) of COVID-19 survivors Unesa.
At the sale they complained that their chest was tight and they couldn't sleep. Both at that time were in independent isolation.
"Finally they were taken to the hospital, Mr. Ari at the Mojokerto Hospital and Mr. Murtedjo at the Ahmad Yani Hospital (Surabaya)," he said.
Regarding whether they both have comorbidities or comorbidities, Vinda has not elaborated.
What is clear, both of them complained about the drop in oxygen saturation, cold sweat and difficulty sleeping. Until finally there was news that both of them died.
"We certainly miss it very much. Sad because COVID-19 is really real around us, even very close," he said.
"So yesterday Unesa held a prayer together, attended by all leaders. To pray for health, healing, and to strengthen each other," said Vinda.
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