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Lawmakers demand rescue of citizens at risk

  • Karina M. Tehusijarana and Apriza Pinandita

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Wed, January 29 2020   /  12:11 am
City in lockdown: An aerial view shows residential and commercial buildings in Wuhan in China's central Hubei province on Monday, amid a deadly virus outbreak that began in the city. On Monday, China extended its biggest national holiday to buy time in the fight against a viral epidemic and neighboring Mongolia closed its border, after the death toll spiked to 107 despite unprecedented quarantine measures. (AFP/Hector Retamal)(AFP/Hector Retamal)

City in lockdown: An aerial view shows residential and commercial buildings in Wuhan in China's central Hubei province on Monday, amid a deadly virus outbreak that began in the city. On Monday, China extended its biggest national holiday to buy time in the fight against a viral epidemic and neighboring Mongolia closed its border, after the death toll spiked to 107 despite unprecedented quarantine measures. (AFP/Hector Retamal)As new coronavirus cases begin popping up as far away as Sri Lanka and Germany, lawmakers are calling on the government to quickly repatriate Indonesian citizens from Wuhan, China — the epicenter of the outbreak — and the surrounding Hubei province."The Indonesian government has to take quick and appropriate measures to ensure the evacuation of Indonesian citizens from Wuhan," Golkar Party lawmaker Christina Aryani told The Jakarta Post in a statement on Tuesday...