"The evacuation of Indonesian citizens does not endanger the Natuna community," Mahfud said at Coordinating Ministery for Politics, Law and Security, Central Jakarta on Tuesday, September 4, 2020.
According to Mahfud, the guarantee is given by Minister of Health Agus Terawan Putranto. The Ministry of Health leads the quarantine process and ensures health security.
Mahfud explained that the government would carefully analyze the situation in Natuna. He promised the government would continue to communicate with the Natuna community.
On the other hand, Mahfud revealed the government's rapid response to the iissue. He said that Indonesia was relatively quick in dealing with the coronavirus problem compared to other countries.
"This humanitarian operation was actually praised by the international community," he said.
Previously, hundreds of Natuna residents, Riau Islands Province, rallied at the gate of the Ranai Raden Sadjad (RSA) Airport on Saturday, February 1, 2020. The masses rejected the government's plan to make Natuna Regency a quarantine location for Indonesian citizens from China.