The Jakarta Post
The Indonesian Embassy in Bangkok, with the help of national flag carrier Garuda Indonesia, has repatriated stranded Indonesian citizens in Thailand.
The embassy repatriated 66 Indonesians on Friday. Most of the Indonesians were the embassy’s interns or exchange students.
“Amid international flight uncertainty in Thailand, the special flight from Garuda Indonesia has helped our stranded Indonesians return to the country,” the embassy said in a statement made available to The Jakarta Post on Friday.
The embassy previously facilitated the repatriation of hundreds of Indonesians in Thailand following the Thai government’s decision to ban flights from April 4 to 30 to reduce COVID-19 cases.
Meanwhile, the Thailand government recorded 15 new cases as of Friday, raising the number of COVID-19 positive cases to 2,854. The Bangkok Post reported that out of 2,854 accumulated cases spread in 68 provinces, 2,490 had recovered and were discharged from hospitals, while 60 cases of recovery were recorded over the past 24 hours.