June 18, 2020, 06.08 PM

JAKARTA, KOMPAS.com – Indonesia’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs confirmed that the majority of Covid-19 cases among Indonesians in Saudi Arabia are the country’s migrant workers.

Based on data from Indonesia’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, there a total of 141 confirmed Covid-19 cases among Indonesians in Saudi Arabia as of June 16.

As many as 76 people are hospitalized, 42 have recovered, and 23 casualties resulting from the deadly Covid-19 virus.

Also read: Indonesia’s Covid-19 Cases Officially Highest in ASEAN

Indonesian migrant workers in Saudi Arabia are based in cities with a high concentration of coronavirus active cases.

“Many cases are from Indonesian migrant workers based in Mecca, Medina, and Jeddah where the spread of the Covid-19 virus remains relatively high. The surge in confirmed cases is also because the Saudi government has carried out mass testing,” said Judha Nugraha, the Director of Citizens Protection and Legal Assistance at Indonesia’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

In Malaysia, there are 167 Indonesians with confirmed Covid-19 cases.

Judha said that 125 Indonesians in Malaysia are hospitalized, 40 people have recovered, and 2 have died from the novel coronavirus.

Also read: Indonesia's Covid-19 Cases Near 40,000-Mark

Globally, there are 1,058 Indonesians living overseas who have Covid-19. As many as 682 Indonesians or 64.4 percent of the total number have recovered.

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