Beijing: The Indonesian Embassy in Beijing (KBRI Beijing) confirms having continually monitored the living conditions of 93 Indonesian citizes stranded in China’s Wuhan City, the epicenter of the deadly novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) outbreak, and supplied staple food stocks to them.
"We are not leaving them behind. We continue to maintain regular contacts with them. If something very urgent arises, we have provided four hotline numbers to them," Indonesian Ambassador to China Djauhari Oratmangun informed ANTARA in Beijing on Monday, January 27, 2020.
KBRI Beijing’s hotline numbers are +861065325489, +8613811284505, +8613146453974, and +8613552235327, the ambassador revealed, adding that the stocks of staple foods for the Indonesians in Wuhan might run out within the next five or six days.
He stated that the embassy staffers would replenish them before the stocks of basic necessities run dry. He explained that the staple foods were bought online and then delivered by couriers to coordinators of the Indonesian communities at universities and apartments.
According to him, most of the 93 Indonesians currently stranded in Wuhan are students, but one or two of them are expatriates staying in apartments. KBRI Beijingsupplies staple foods fairly to all of them without exception.
In ensuring the safety and security of all Indonesians in the disaster zone, Ambassador Djauhari Oratmangun affirmed that the embassy authority has continued to intensively communicate with the authorities in the Chinese Government, Hubei provincial administration, and Wuhan city government.
"We also coordinate with our colleagues at the Indonesian Consulate General offices in Ghuangzhou and Shanghai," he stated.
KBRI Beijing noted that at least 200 Indonesians reside in Wuhan. Most of them might have returned to Indonesia for holidaying, while 93 others got stranded owing to the Chinese government’s decision to put the city on lockdown to stop the spread of this deadly virus.
This novel coronavirus has, so far, claimed at least 80 lives in China, while several other countries, including the United States and Canada, have announced their confirmed cases.
However, none of the confirmed cases were found in Indonesia. Apart from this reality, since the issuance of an official statement by the World Health Organization (WHO) on the coronavirus outbreak in China, the Indonesian government has remained on alert. (Antara)