Indonesian Embassy to Enhance Protection of Its Citizens in S. Korea from Covid-19
Date 28 Februari 2020
Indonesian Government through the Indonesian Embassy to South Korea is keep striving to enhance protection to 37,034 Indonesian citizens in the wake of the spread of coronavirus (Covid-19) in South Korea.
“I believe the Government of South Korea has the capacity to handle this virus outbreak. It is shown by strong trust of Koreans in measures taken by their Government in handling the virus,” Indonesian Ambassador to South Korea Umar Hadi said.
South Korean Government has also increased the country’s status against coronavirus to “Red Alert”, while the city of Daegu and the province of Gyeongsangbuk-do were placed on “Special Care Zones”.
Indonesian Embassy will continue disseminating information to raise public awareness of coronavirus prevention, through coordination with community leaders, Indonesian communities, students, as well as religious groups associations.
The Embassy has also called a number of Indonesian students and citizens living in coronavirus’ most affected regions, namely Daegu and Gyeongsangbuk-do to know about their latest situation on the ground including the availability of foods and face masks. The Embassy also cooperated with bank BNI 46 in distributing facial masks in several regions including the most affected regions.
“I continue to urge the public to remain calm, to always follow the latest development through reliable sources namely release from the Indonesian Embassy on its social media,” he said.
For the record, as of 25 February, South Korean Government has recorded 977 new cases of Covid-19 which is the second highest new cases after China. Therefore, Indonesian Embassy in Seoul monitors the development of coronavirus, prepares necessary measures, and urges the public to remain calm and be vigilant. Indonesian Embassy has also opened information service and hotline at number +82 10 5394 2546 for 24/7. (kemlu.go.id/EN)
Translated by : Rany Anjany
Reviewed by : Mia Medyana