The 145 workers have been categorized as a vulnerable group, director general of development and placement of workers and job opportunities expansion at the Manpower Ministry, Suhartono, said here on Thursday.
The deportation of the Indonesian migrant workers was carried out under the observance of health protocols, he informed. Soon after arriving at Soekarno-Hatta Airport in Tangerang, Banten, the workers were taken to the Wisma Atlet COVID-19 Emergency Hospital in Kemayoran, Jakarta, where they will undergo quarantine before returning to their hometowns, he said.
The deported workers include six children aged under five and a senior citizen.
The migrant workers hail from the provinces of Bengkulu, West Kalimantan, South Kalimantan, South Sulawesi, North Sulawesi comprised one respectively, while from Jambi, Central Java, Southeast Sulawesi , West Sumatra, and South Sumatera consisting of two workers respectively .
Three workers come from Lampung, four from Aceh, five from East Nusa Tenggara, five from Riau, 10 from West Java, 11 from Riau Island, 21 from East Java, 29 from North Sumatra, and 42 from West Nusa Tenggara.
The Board for the Protection of Indonesian Migrant Workers will send them to their hometowns after their quarantine ends in five days and they test negative for COVID-19, Suhartono said. (INE)
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