Jakarta: The Indonesian government appealed for Indonesian citizens in Singapore to maintain their health and follow the advice of local authorities. An Indonesian citizen (WNI) recently contracted the Novel Coronavirus (nCoV) in Singapore while never having visited China.
"We, through our representatives, appeal to our citizens abroad to take preventative measures to avoid contracting the disease," said Judha Nugraha, Director of Protection of Indonesian Citizens and Indonesian Legal Entities at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Thursday, February 6, 2020.
"And also pay attention to the information from local authorities," he added.
On 4 February, the Singaporean Foreign Ministry confirmed a Indonesian citizen was infected with the nCoV virus. The patient is a 44-year-old Indonesian woman who has never traveled to China.
Apparently, the household assistant was infected by her employer. The Indonesian was evacuated to the Singapore Government Hospital earlier this week.
Foreign Ministry Spokesman Teuku Faizasyah said that Indonesian representatives have not received the identity of this Indonesian citizen due Singapore's Personal Data Protection Act. Nevertheless, Singapore will continue to provide the latest information regarding the condition of the Indonesian citizen.