It has been officially confirmed on Tuesday (4/2), a migrant worker in Singapore became the first known Indonesian to be infected with coronavirus.
According to Manpower Minister Ida Fauziyah, this Indonesian woman worked as a domestic helper in Singapore.
“After communicating with manpower staff at the Indonesian Embassy in Singapore, we can now confirm that one of our migrant workers has been infected,” Ida said in Jakarta.
The woman, 44 years old, is now being treated under quarantine at the Singapore General Hospital. But, Ida did not mention the details of that woman’s identity.
Ida said from her part will keep monitoring the case and are ready to provide any kind of support, including other countries such as Hong Kong and Taiwan.
“Hopefully no more Indonesian migrant worker is infected,” she said.
According to statement of The Indonesian Embassy in Singapore on Twitter, that woman had not traveled to China recently but her employer also tested positive for the virus in a local transmission case.
There are six new coronavirus cases in Singapore, where four of them are locally transmitted cases. While, one of the patients is an Indonesian maid.
Therefore, currently the total number of coronavirus cases in Singapore became 24.