June 22, 2020, 08.11 PM

He is the Director of Citizen Protection and Legal Assistance at Indonesia’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Indonesian Covid-19 cases in Saudi Arabia also affect Indonesian migrant workers the most.

“Many cases are from Indonesian migrant workers based in Mecca, Medina, and Jeddah where the spread of the Covid-19 virus remains relatively high,” explained Judha on June 17.

Read also: Ministry of Foreign Affairs: Indonesian Covid-19 Cases in Saudi Arabia Mostly Migrant Workers

Based on data from June 21, there are approximately 1,074 overseas Indonesians who are confirmed to carry the Covid-19 virus.

Nearly 65 percent of them have recovered or totaling to 701 Indonesian citizens.

Although the Indonesian Foreign Ministry can assist with repatriation, it recommends that Indonesian citizens remain in their host country if possible.

Specific conditions must be met before the Indonesian Foreign Ministry moves ahead with repatriation due to limitations in movement amid the coronavirus pandemic. (Writer: Ihsanuddin | Editor: Fabian Januarius Kuwado) 

Source: https://nasional.kompas.com/read/2020/06/17/22132841/kemenlu-salurkan-481858-paket-bantuan-bagi-wni-di-luar-negeri

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