The group  this time also includes three children aged below five years, comprising two sons and one daughter.
Jakarta (ANTARA) - The government has facilitated the repatriation of the second batch of 131 problematic Indonesian migrant workers or vulnerable Indonesian citizens from Malaysia.

The second batch of Indonesian citizens arrived at the Soekarno-Hatta Airport in Banten Province at 2 p.m. local time on Sunday aboard a Garuda Indonesia flight, director general of development and placement of workers and job opportunities expansion at the Manpower Ministry, Suhartono, noted in a written statement released on Monday.

The 131 Indonesian citizens, comprising 63 men and 68 women, will undergo five-day quarantine at the Wisma Atlet COVID-19 Emergency Hospital in Kemayoran, Central Jakarta, before they return to their hometowns, he noted.

"The group this time also includes three children aged below five years, comprising two sons and one daughter," he remarked.

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According to the Foreign Ministry, the second batch had originally comprised 148 people. However, 10 people failed to return home since they had tested positive for COVID-19.

"They are undergoing quarantine in Malaysia. One mother gave birth to a child, while six others have reportedly come in close contact with COVID-19 patients. Hence, only 131 are fit to fly," he remarked.

The first batch of 145 Indonesian migrant workers or vulnerable citizens deported from Malaysia arrived in Indonesia on Thursday (June 24).

The 145 Indonesians, including six children aged under five and a senior citizen, have been categorized as a vulnerable group, Suhartono noted.
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