More than 200 Indonesians abroad test positive for coronavirus, five dead

first_imgAt least 204 Indonesian citizens abroad have now been infected by the highly contagious novel coronavirus, the Foreign Ministry has said, with five cases that have resulted in fatalities.International cruise liners have had the highest number of cases, with 49 crew members testing positive so far, four of whom were working aboard the virus-hit Costa Luminosa cruise ship, the Foreign Ministry announced on its official Twitter account @Kemlu_RI on Friday.The Italian cruise ship is now in quarantine at the country’s port of Savona. Foreign Ministry director for citizen protection Judha Nugraha said on Thursday that the number excluded the nine crew members who were infected aboard the Diamond Princess cruise ship in Japan, all of whom have recovered.At least 39 Indonesian nationals have tested positive for COVID-19 in locked-down Malaysia, three of whom have recovered.In addition, 36 have contracted the virus in neighboring Singapore, five of whom have recovered, but one of the citizens still needs special treatment.Fourteen citizens have tested positive in India. Ten of them have recovered, and four others are still in treatment. Eleven citizens living in Spain – the second hardest-hit country in Europe, after Italy – have tested positive for COVID-19, two of whom have recovered, the ministry tweeted on Friday.#SahabatKemlu, berikut update Perkembangan COVID-19 di Dunia dan Pelindungan WNI per 03/04 pukul 11.30 WIB.#IniDiplomasi #NegaraMelindungi— MoFA Indonesia (@Kemlu_RI) April 3, 2020In Saudi Arabia, at least six Indonesians have tested positive. Seven others have tested positive in Vatican City.Germany and Brunei Darussalam each recorded four Indonesian citizens with COVID-19.Three Indonesians cases each have been found in Taiwan, Macau and the Netherlands, while two each have been found in Australia, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Cambodia, Qatar and the United States.The Philippines, the United Kingdom, Oman, South Korea, Ireland and Belgium have one Indonesian citizen with COVID-19 each.According to the ministry, five Indonesian nationals living abroad – two in Singapore, one in the UK and two others in Malaysia – had died of COVID-19 as of Friday. Of the 204 confirmed cases abroad, 31 Indonesians have recovered from the disease.As of Friday, the World Health Organization had recorded 900,306 cases worldwide – in 205 countries and territories – with the most cases found in the US, Italy, Spain, China and Germany.Foreign Ministry spokesman Teuku Faizasyah said on Friday that there was no one-size-fits-all policy to ensure the wellbeing of Indonesians abroad as each country was in a different situation.He called on Indonesians abroad to obey the rules of the countries they were in.“Our missions abroad have been constantly communicating with the affected communities to ensure they are always in good health,” Faizasyah said. Topics :last_img

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