Govt confirms recovery of cruise ship's nine Indonesian crew members

Govt confirms recovery of cruise ship's nine Indonesian crew members

Government spokesman for the handling of COVID-19 Achmad Yurianto (ANTARA FOTO/Hafidz Mubarak A/aww)

Nine crew members of Diamond Princess that once tested positive (for coronavirus) and were treated in Japan have recovered. Five of them have returned to Indonesia.
Jakarta (ANTARA) - The government confirmed that nine Indonesian crew members of the Diamond Princess cruise ship had recovered from the coronavirus (COVID-19) infection after undergoing treatment at different hospitals in Japan.

"Nine crew members of Diamond Princess, who had once tested positive (for coronavirus) and treated in Japan, have recovered. Five of them have returned to Indonesia," the government’s spokesman for the handling of COVID-19, Achmad Yurianto, stated at the Persahabatan Central General Hospital (RSUP) in East Jakarta on Thursday.

The four other Indonesian crew members of Diamond Princess were no longer treated at the hospitals and would soon return to Indonesia, he remarked.

"The four have been discharged from the hospitals and are currently awaiting tickets for the Jakarta-bound flight. The company is bearing the price of the tickets," he stated.

The nine Indonesians were earlier treated at different hospitals in Japan after being found to have contracted the COVID-19 infection.

They are part of the 77 Indonesian crew members of the Diamond Princess cruise ship. However, they had tested positive for coronavirus and had to be treated in isolated rooms in Japan.

The other 68 Indonesian crew members of the cruise ship have been evacuated to Indonesia and are currently placed under observation on Sebaru Island, Thousand Islands, off North Jakarta's coast.

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