Indonesian Crew Aboard Diamond Princess in Good Health: Govt

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  • Passengers look out from a deck of the cruise ship Diamond Princess at Daikoku Pier Cruise Terminal in Yokohama, south of Tokyo, Japan February 12, 2020. Another 39 people have tested positive for the coronavirus on the cruise ship Diamond Princess quarantined in Japan, with one quarantine officer also infected, bringing the total to 175, the health ministry said on Wednesday. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-hoon

    Passengers look out from a deck of the cruise ship Diamond Princess at Daikoku Pier Cruise Terminal in Yokohama, south of Tokyo, Japan February 12, 2020. Another 39 people have tested positive for the coronavirus on the cruise ship Diamond Princess quarantined in Japan, with one quarantine officer also infected, bringing the total to 175, the health ministry said on Wednesday. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-hoon

    TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - Foreign Affairs Minister Retno Marsudi announced that the 78 Indonesian crewmembers aboard the Diamond Princess cruise ship would not undergo observation—in efforts to contain the spread of the novel coronavirusas they arrived back to Indonesia. 

    The sminister said these Indonesians had undergone observation aboard the cruise ship, which currently docked in Yokohama, Japan. Indonesian state-healthcare personnel have been mobilized to the location.

    “That means their conditions are healthy,” said Retno Marsudi at the North Medan Merdeka Presidential Office on Monday, February 17.

    Based on the data from the Presidential Staff’s Office, 456 of the passengers on board the Diamond Princess had tested positive for the coronavirus

    Despite the positive health status of the 78 Indonesians, Minister Retno said they must complete the observation aboard the Diamond Princess cruise ship that would end on February 19. They will undergo several health checks prior to being transported back to Indonesia approximately between February 23-24. 

    EGI ADYATAMA