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Jakarta Post

RI students leave Wuhan in droves before lockdown

  • Dian Septiari and Ardila Syakriah

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Fri, January 24 2020   /  12:39 am

Foreign Minister Retno LP Marsudi has said that, since December, about 90 percent of Indonesians studying in Wuhan have left the Chinese city, which is at the center of a mysterious virus outbreak.“According to the records from our embassy in Beijing, there were 428 Indonesian students in Wuhan, 1,280 in Beijing and 849 in Shanghai," Retno told reporters on Thursday."As of December 2019, 90 percent of the Indonesian students in Wuhan and its surroundings have returned to Indonesia because of the [Chinese New Year] holiday until mid-February."The coronavirus, which bears similarities to Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS), was reportedly first detected on Dec. 31 in Wuhan and it has since been detected in Japan, Hong Kong, Macau, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand and the United States.China banned trains and planes from leaving Wuhan on Thursday, seeking to isolate its 11 million peopl...