Passengers from India Flight Bypass Quarantine; Covid-19 Task Force Speaks

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  • Terminal 3 international arrival at Soekarno-Hatta Airport, Tangerang, Thursday, March 5, 2020. TEMPO / M Taufan Rengganis

    Terminal 3 international arrival at Soekarno-Hatta Airport, Tangerang, Thursday, March 5, 2020. TEMPO / M Taufan Rengganis

    TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - The Covid-19 task force of Soekarno-Hatta Airport on Tuesday provided an explanation regarding the controversial incident where passengers disembarking a flight from India were permitted to bypass the airport’s quarantine process. 

    The task force chief claims that the two suspects responsible for letting the visitors through are not airport officials. 

    “The two individuals involved in the case claimed to be airport officials,” said the task force chief Col. PAS M.A. Silaban on Tuesday, April 27.

    SIlaban argues that suspects ‘S’ and ‘RW’ come from other instances within the airport as the two possess airport pass cards but abused their authority. 

    He assures that this case will be looked into by the Covid-19 task force, local airport authority office, and the Indonesian National Police. 

    Meanwhile, Soekarno-Hatta executive general manager Agus Haryadi assures that the two suspects are not airport officials but reminded airport employees from AP II (state-run airport operator) and other instances working within airport boundaries to always obey the rules and orders to tighten monitoring on passengers of flights from India.

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