The Jakarta Post
A crew member of the coronavirus-hit Diamond Princess cruise ship has been put in isolation at Persahabatan Central General Hospital (RSUP) in Rawamangun, East Jakarta, over fears of having contracted the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19).
“There were 69 Diamond Princess crew members that we picked up, and they are now located on Sebaru [Island]. Of the 69, there is one that has been put into isolation.
“Although [the patient] is in good condition, we are suspicious that he has probably been infected with COVID-19,” government spokesperson for COVID-19-related matters Achmad “Yuri” Yurianto said at the Presidential Palace in Jakarta on Friday, as quoted by kompas.com.
Yuri said the 10 medical workers who had gone to Japan to pick up the crewmen had been observed and had tested negative for the virus.
The 10 people are now on Sebaru Kecil Island and are monitoring the quarantined crewmen with the help of 20 more medical personnel.
In total, there were 78 Indonesian nationals working as crew members aboard the Diamond Princess cruise ship. (gis)