The Indonesians comprised ship crew members as well as jemaah tabligh members and students, head of the Wisma Atlet Hospital Vice Admiral Yudo Margono, concurrently commander of the Joint Regional Defense Command I, noted in a statement here on Thursday, May 14, 2020.
They were among the 1,806 Indonesians, who had just arrived from abroad. Of the total, 1,006 people were allowed to return home, while 628 others were still awaiting the result of swab test, he revealed.
The 628 Indonesians were self-isolating at several locations, including the Pondok Gede hajj dormitory, Bambu Apus social shelter, and hotels whilst awaiting the result of swab test, he confirmed.
In the wake of the covid-19 pandemic, President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo has instructed relevant ministries to take precautionary measures for the return of 34 thousand Indonesian migrant workers, whose work contract will end in May and June.
"Precautionary measures must be taken against this, and adequate preparations must be made. We should handle their arrivals through certain entry gates and monitor their movements to their hometowns," Jokowi stated during a videoconference on the acceleration of covid-19 handling at the Merdeka Palace here on Monday, May 11, 2020.
The Kemayoran Athlete's Village was converted to officially serve as a covid-19 emergency hospital on March 23, 2020. The hospital has a capacity to accommodate 12 thousand patients. (antara)