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Jakarta Post

122 Indonesians test positive for COVID-19 abroad, with 2 fatalities

  • Apriza Pinandita
    Apriza Pinandita

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Mon, March 30, 2020   /   04:07 pm
122 Indonesians test positive for COVID-19 abroad, with 2 fatalities Indonesian crew members of the Diamond Princess cruise ship who were declared negative of the coronavirus arrive at Kertajati Airport in Majalengka regency, West Java, on March 2. The government evacuated 69 Indonesian citizens of the cruise ship from Yokohama, Japan. (Antara/ Muhammad Adimaja)

As of Monday, at least 122 Indonesian citizens have tested positive for COVID-19 overseas – an increase from 113 on Sunday – and two have died.

According to the Foreign Ministry, the infected Indonesians were spread out across 20 foreign territories.

Singapore bore the highest number of infected Indonesian citizens as of Sunday, with a total of 34 patients – of which three have recovered, 28 are in stable condition, two have received special treatment and one has died, reported.

Twenty-four infected citizens are now in a stable condition in Malaysia, as well as 14 in India.

Nine Indonesians, all of whom were crew members of the virus-hit Diamond Princess cruise ship, have recovered.

Meanwhile, three Indonesians with COVID-19 in Taiwan and another three in Brunei Darussalam are now in stable condition. Three Indonesian citizens have been recorded as infected with the disease in Spain and another two in the Netherlands. One Indonesian coronavirus patient in the Netherlands has recovered.

Australia, Cambodia, Qatar, the United Arab Emirates and Germany have each identified two COVID-19-positive Indonesian nationals, all of whom are now in stable condition, as are six Indonesians in Saudi Arabia. 

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Five Indonesians have tested positive in Vatican City and are now in a stable condition as well, according to

In Italy, four Indonesians – all crew members of the Costa Luminosa cruise ship – have tested positive for COVID-19 and are now in stable condition, as well as one citizen in Macau and one in Ireland.

Meanwhile, the ministry also reported on Monday a second COVID-19 fatality among Indonesian citizens abroad.

“A citizen, a woman, has died in the UK,” Foreign Ministry spokesman Teuku Faizasyah told The Jakarta Post.

According to data from Johns Hopkins University, at least 723,740 cases have been confirmed as of Monday, resulting in 34,018 deaths. However, more than 152,000 people have recovered around the world.

Meanwhile, as of Sunday, Indonesia had recorded 1,285 infections with 114 fatalities and 64 recoveries.