Jakarta: Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi claimed to have ongoing communication with Indonesian representatives in Beijing to find out the condition of Indonesian citizens (WNI) in Wuhan. Foreign Minister Retno said the food stock for Indonesian citizens in Wuhan was running low.
According to the latest data submitted by Foreign Minister Retno, there are currently 100 Indonesian citizens in Wuhan City, Hubei Province. Meanwhile, there are 243 indonesian citizens in the whole Hubei province.
"I got information that the availability of food and daily necessities are only available for 3-5 days," Retno said at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs office, Jakarta on Tuesday, January 28, 2020.
Foreign Minister Retno said that the lack of food can trigger problems. Therefore, the Indonesian Ambassador in Beijing has coordinated with local authorities so that the delivered food can quickly enter Wuhan.
Coordination is needed because Wuhan city is currently in lockdown by the Chinese Government.
"All our movements must be coordinated with the Chinese authorities," she said.
However, there are still a number of shops open. The Indonesian government is trying to deliver food because the prices of food and daily necessities in the city are higher than usual.
Of the 100 Indonesians in Wuhan, 84 people are known as students studying in the city, while 16 others have various reasons for their visit.
"The government is paying great attention to the health and safety of our Indonesian citizens in China, especially those at the point that is now being quarantined," she stressed.
The Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) was first revealed in the city of Wuhan. This latest type of coronavirus has killed 106 people and has infected more than 4,000 people.