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Three ministers discuss prevention of coronavirus in Indonesia

Transportation Minister Budi Karya Sumadi led a meeting to prevent coronavirus in Indonesia, along with Health Minister Terawan Agus Putranto and Tourism and Creative Economy Minister Wishnutama. (Ministry of Transportation). Sketched by the Pan Pacific Agency.

JAKARTA, Jan 28, 2020, ANTARA. Transportation Minister Budi Karya Sumadi, Health Minister Terawan Agus Putranto, and Tourism and Creative Economy Minister Wishnutama led a coordination meeting here on Monday, January 27, to discuss ways to prevent coronavirus in Indonesia. The government has not issued a ban on flights from and to China, except from Wuhan, capital of Hubei Province, ANTARA reported.

“We have only closed flights from Wuhan, while no ban on flights from other cities in China has been issued since there has been no statement from WHO,” he said.

However, passengers and crew members of international flights including those from China to Indonesia are subjected to certain procedures, he said without elaborating.

Meanwhile, Health Minister Terawan Agus Putranto expressed the hope that the public will remain calm and called on them to maintain the immunity in their bodies.

“I want to call on the public to keep their life healthy so their immunity will be well maintained,” he said.

A total of 243 Indonesians staying in Wuhan are in good health, he said.

The Indonesian government is on full alert in anticipation of infected patients entering Indonesia, he said.

The government has not issued a ban on Chinese tourists entering Indonesia except those from Wuhan, Tourism and Creative Economy Minister Wishnutama said.

“In general, the Foreign Ministry has issued a travel advisory in yellow for China to remind Indonesian citizens wishing to travel to China. But the status of Wuhan is red or banned,” he said.

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