500 Migrant Workers Arriving in Medan Set to be Quarantined

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  • TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - The North Sumatra health agency will reportedly quarantine 500 Indonesian migrant workers from Malaysia that will arrive in Medan on April 9 - April 10.

    The Cadika field is chosen as the quarantine site to make sure those returning home have not contracted the coronavirus (COVID-19). 

    “After they undergo health screenings and fill in a health alert card at the Kualanamu Airport, we will then take them to Cadika and sort them according to their area of origin and send them back home,” said the region’s health agency head, Mujahit Hasibuan on Wednesday.

    Other safety measures applied to the migrant workers involve checking their body temperature, disinfecting their belongings and their clothes as they arrive at the airport. The Angkasa Pura II, as the Kualanamu Airport’s operator, will also conduct the same strict health checks before the migrant workers return.

    “The duration will depend on the developing situation. We also hope they would isolate themselves in their places of origin to receive more intensive health checks to really make sure they are not carrying the COVID-19 virus,” said Alwi.

    ANTARA