"Of course the country must be present," said DPR Commission IX member Muchamad Nabil Haroen at the Parliamentary Complex, Senayan, Central Jakarta on Wednesday, February 5, 2020.
The Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle (PDI-P) politician asked Indonesian representatives to record the conditions of migrant workers and Indonesian citizens (WNI) in countries affected by the coronavirus outbreak. The lawmaker also asked Indonesian diplomats to actively provide information to Indonesian citizens.
"If there is an employer who is infected, then it must be immediately separated and immediately incubated," the politician said.
The Indonesian Embassy in Singapore confirmed that an Indonesian citizen contracted the novel coronavirus. The Indonesian citizen was allegedly infected by his employer who was also confirmed to be positive with the Novel Coronavirus (nCoV).
"On 4 February 2020, the Singapore Ministry of Health announced the 21st coronavirus case in Singapore, namely a 44-year-old Indonesian citizen who worked as a migrant worker," Foreign Ministry spokesman Teuku Faizasyah told Medcom.id, Jakarta on Tuesday, 4 February 2020.