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Indonesian Embassy in Seoul rotated the Aju Command Post close to Daegu City as the corona virus outbreak centers in South Korea by withdrawing the previous team and sending a second team on Thursday (12/3). The embassy in a press statement stated that Aju Command Post team from Daegu is in good health. After returning to the duty, the team will conduct an independent quarantine and work at home for 14 days. The team will be replaced every two weeks with the aim of changing officers to continuously monitor the situation of around 1,403 Indonesian Citizens (WNI) who live in Daegu and Gyeongsangbuk-do cities as the two areas most affected by the outbreak. The Aju Command Post was established on February 27 in Gyeongbuk, Euiseonggun, Bongyangmyeon Ansilgil 7-11, about 50 kilometres from Daegu City, as an expansion of the efforts to protect Indonesian citizens, particularly after the South Korean government set a high alertness status.

Indonesian Embassy in Singapore announced that there are five Indonesian citizens who are positive for COVID-19 in the local country and one of them is declared to have recovered and returned from the hospital. This was said by Head of the Indonesian Embassy in Singapore's Social and Political Affairs Office, Ratna Lestari Harjana on Thursday (12/3). The number of COVID-19 Positive Indonesians continuously grows.  Finally, the Singaporean Ministry of Health announced the 170th positive case of COVID-19 in Singapore on Wednesday (11/3), a 56-year-old Indonesian citizen with female sex arrived in Singapore on March 9, 2020 and was delivered to the Singapore General Hospital (SGH) on the same day. The test results concerned tested positive for COVID-19 on the afternoon of March 10. The Indonesian citizen felt the symptoms of COVID-19 since March 6 while she was in Indonesia.  The Indonesian Embassy released that the Indonesian citizen is a family member of the 152th case of Indonesian citizen who has been declared positive for COVID-19.  The Indonesian Embassy will continuously and closely monitor and coordinate with relevant authorities regarding with the tackling of these Indonesian citizens.

Indonesian Embassy in Singapore urged Indonesian citizens who want to visit the "Lion Country" to prepare themselves with travel insurance related to local state policy in handling COVID-19.  Based on the provisions of the Singaporean Government, from 7 March 2020, all visitors visiting Singapore, with a short-term visit pass (tourist visa / 30-day visit) who undergo COVID-19 treatment in Singapore, are required to pay medical expenses. Head of the Indonesian Embassy in Singapore's Social and Political Affairs Office, Ratna Lestari Harjana stated on Thursday (12/3) that  it is important for Indonesian citizens to prepare themselves with travel insurance. The Singaporean Ministry of Health will continue to conduct COVID-19 tests free of charge to all parties as a preventive measure for the spread of COVID-19 in Singapore. On the occasion, the Indonesian Embassy in Singapore reminded all Indonesian citizens who are in Singapore and Indonesian citizens who plan to visit Singapore that DORSCON Orange status is still applicable.

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