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Jakarta Post

Jakarta's island starts housing evacuees from World Dream cruise ship

  • Nina A. Loasana

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Fri, February 28, 2020   /  09:01 pm
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Aerial photos of Indonesian citizen ABK World Dream walked upon arrival in Sebaru Kecil Island to undergo observation in the Thousand Islands, Jakarta, Friday (2/28/2020).(Antara/ Akbar Nugroho Gumay)

Once little-known among the cluster of Jakarta's Thousands Islands regency, all eyes are now on Sebaru Kecil Island because of the government’s decision to turn the uninhabited islet into an observation center for evacuees from the World Dream cruise ship. All 188 Indonesian citizens who were rescued from the cruise ship arrived on the island on Friday afternoon. They are to be put under observation for 14 days on the island, which has been prepped with medical and observation facilities to prevent the spread of the global COVID-19 coronavirus into Indonesia. KRI Landing Craft Utility (LCU) Dr. Soeharso transported Indonesian citizen ABK World Dream to be observed on Sebaru Kecil Island, Thousand Islands, Jakarta, Friday (2/28/2020). (Antara/ Akbar Nugroho Gumay) The World Dream crew members had already tested negative for the virus during their quarantine in Hong K...