Malaysians in Indonesia told to register with embassy


JAKARTA: Malaysians staying or arriving in Indonesia are urged to register with the Malaysian Embassy here following the latest development on the Covid-19 outbreak with the republic detected to be one of the countries affected by the virus.

In a statement, the Malaysian Embassy said Malaysians in Indonesia who have not registered with the embassy can do so online at https://goo.gl/ixYVfy or email jkonsular@gmail.com.

Two days ago, Indonesian President Joko Widodo announced that two Indonesians have tested positive for Covid-19, making them the first two confirmed cases of the disease in the republic, which has a population of more than 270 million people.

Jokowi said the two citizens were a 64-year-old woman and her daughter, 31, from Depok, a city near Jakarta, who were reported to have met a Japanese citizen in Indonesia last Feb 14, before the Japanese left for Malaysia where he was confirmed positive with Covid-19.

“Malaysians are also advised to abide by instructions and refer to the relevant information issued by local authorities, ” the statement said.

Based on records, more than two million Malaysians visit Indonesia annually. — Bernama

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