As instructed, we were told to set up a 60 Kva power capacity generator unit
Jakarta (ANTARA) - State electricity firm PLN Disjaya has installed a generator set as a source of electricity at the observation site of 188 Indonesian citizens (WNI) on Sebaru Island, Thousand Islands, Jakarta Province. "As instructed, we were told to set up a 60 Kva power capacity generator unit," Disjaya Area PLN General Manager M. Ikhsan Asaad said when contacted by Antara in Jakarta Wednesday.

The person in charge of the observation location had been communicating with PLN, the PLN Manager of Bandengan Area, who oversees the Thousand Islands region, Matias Haryanto said.

Previously, the government had begun the process of sterilization at the observation site of all activities not related to the observation process.

The observation site was strategically located far from the residential island and surrounded by an empty island, The Thousand Islands District, Husein Murad, stated.

"This is a state decision for the safety of its citizens and the people of the Thousand Islands accept the decision happily," Murad said.

As many as 188 Indonesians working on Dream cruises would be observed on Sebaru Island, Thousand Islands, DKI Jakarta Province, Minister of Health Terawan Agus Putrano said.

The Indonesian citizens are currently still in international waters near Bintan, Riau Islands because they have been refused permission to dock in any country including Indonesia.

The results of extensive health checks along with body temperature showed that all Indonesian citizens were free of the coronavirus.

Dream Cruises announced that departures of its several cruise ships were suspended over the current 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak and sent several of its crew back home, including 188 Indonesians employed at World Dream.

Speaking in connection with the repatriation of these 188 Indonesians, President of Dream Cruises Michael Goh noted in his press statement ANTARA quoted in Jakarta Monday that they had been transferred to an Indonesian naval ship.

The transfer was conducted by the authority of this Genting Hong Kong-owned cruise line to the naval ship in the international waters near the Indonesian islands of Bintan in Riau Islands Province, he remarked in his statement Sunday.

The Indonesian health authorities will conduct a thorough medical check-up of the crew members of the World Dream cruise ship as part of their precautionary measures to tackle the COVID-19 outbreak. (INE)

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