KRI Soeharso to Pick Up Indonesian Crew at World Dream Tomorrow

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  • World Dream cruise ship. REUTERS/Jessie Pang

    World Dream cruise ship. REUTERS/Jessie Pang

    TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - As many as 188 Indonesian citizens at the World Dream cruise ship will be picked up by KRI Soeharso naval hospital tomorrow. They will be taken to Sebaru Kecil Island, Thousand Islands (Kepulauan Seribu) for the coronavirus quarantine.

    "The transfer will be carried out on February 26, 2020, at 10 in the Durian Strait," said Coordinating Minister for Human Development and Culture Muhadjir Effendy in Jakarta on Monday, February 24.

    Based on the schedule, the minister said the the cruise crew members from Indonesia are expected to arrive at Sebaru Kecil Island on Friday, February 28. Currently, the World Dream Cruise is in the Strait of Johor, Malaysia.

    They will undergo observation for 14 days in the island like other citizens who were evacuated from Wuhan, China some time ago.

    Thus far, the Indonesian government noted that there are no Indonesian citizens in the cruise liner who are tested positive for Coronavirus (COVID-19). They have received a health certificate from the local authority.

    Meanwhile, there are nine Indonesian citizens on the Diamond Princess Cruise which are declared exposed to Coronavirus, Muhadjir said the government is still coordinating with the Japanese government on the matter.

    The government will handle this case one by one and the citizens on the World Dream Cruise will be handled first. "The observation itself will be done for 14 days, similar to what we've done in Natuna," Muhadjir said.

    Antara | Galuh Kurnia Ramadhani (Intern Translator)