17 Indonesians Test Positive for Covid-19 as They Arrive in Japan



Laila Afifa

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  • TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - The Indonesian Foreign Affairs spokesman Teuku Faizasyah on Thursday confirmed that there were 17 Indonesian nationals who arrived in Japan positive for COVID-19.

    “They underwent PCR tests as they arrived in Japan and turned out to be positive,” he said to Tempo, November 19.

    The details of the Indonesians have not publicized apart from unconfirmed rumors suggesting that they are those undergoing internship programs in Japan. 

    The 17 Indonesians were cleared of the viral infection before departing to Japan proven by their official PCR test reports. Having to be free of COVID-19 is one of the requirements needed for Indonesians to apply for a visa.

    The Foreign Affairs spokesman said the Indonesians are currently being treated at a hospital nearby the Kansai Airport. 

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