Gov’t Begins Evacuation of 69 Indonesian Diamond Princess Crew Members
Date 1 Maret 2020
Indonesia began the repatriation process of 69 Indonesian crew members of Diamond Princess Cruise Ship, on Sunday (1/3).
The crew members have gone through the quarantine process for more than 2 weeks before voluntarily participated in the repatriation process.
The repatriation process was handled by a joint team, consisting of the Indonesian National Defense Forces (TNI), Ministry of Health, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and the Indonesian Embassy in Japan. The process was also fully supported by the Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Japanese health apparatus.
After having lunch provided by the Indonesian Embassy in Tokyo, the crew members had their body temperature checked. Those whose temperatures exceed the figure set by the Indonesian Health Protocols were asked to return to the ship.
The 69 crew members left the ship using buses before flying on a chartered plane.
The Indonesian Government expressed its gratitude to the Japanese Government on the support during the repatriation process, especially those who were directly involved in the field, such as Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Japan Self Defense Forces (JSDF), Princess Cruises Management, and the Tokyo Metropolitan Police. (kemlu.go.id/EN)
Translated by: Fairuzzamani Inayatillah
Reviewed by: Yuyu Mulyani