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Indonesia Repatriating Citizens Who Worked on Coronavirus-Stricken Cruise Ships

In this photo released by the Indonesian military, personnel in protective suits help unload the belongings of Indonesian crew members from the World Dream cruise ship as they are transferred to a hospital ship near Durian Bay, Indonesia, Feb. 26, 2020.

The Indonesian government announced that it plans to repatriate 68 of its citizens who are crew members aboard the Diamond Princess, a cruise ship docked in Yokohama, at the center of Japan’s coronavirus outbreak.

The crew members will return home by air Sunday and be quarantined on Sebaru Kecil, an uninhabited island in Thousand Islands, near Jakarta, where 188 crew members from the World Dream have been since Friday. The Indonesian National Military will oversee travel from Japan.

“It is a place we consider safe as the island is not inhabited and the facilities are good and ready to use,” Muhadjir Effendy, read more >>>

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