Security officers stop a minivan at a checkpoint in Indonesia after the government imposed a travel ban earlier this month ahead of the Eid-ul-Fitr festival. Photo: EPA Security officers stop a minivan at a checkpoint in Indonesia after the government imposed a travel ban earlier this month ahead of the Eid-ul-Fitr festival. Photo: EPA
Security officers stop a minivan at a checkpoint in Indonesia after the government imposed a travel ban earlier this month ahead of the Eid-ul-Fitr festival. Photo: EPA
Indonesia

As Indonesia bans Eid homecomings, Chinese worker arrivals raise questions

  • Two of the more than 400 workers who arrived from China this month tested positive for Covid-19 – but Indonesia’s daily caseload is in the thousands
  • Long-held tropes about foreign workers taking locals’ jobs and a latent suspicion of ethnic Chinese in Indonesia has fuelled the debate, observers say

Topic |   Indonesia
Security officers stop a minivan at a checkpoint in Indonesia after the government imposed a travel ban earlier this month ahead of the Eid-ul-Fitr festival. Photo: EPA Security officers stop a minivan at a checkpoint in Indonesia after the government imposed a travel ban earlier this month ahead of the Eid-ul-Fitr festival. Photo: EPA
Security officers stop a minivan at a checkpoint in Indonesia after the government imposed a travel ban earlier this month ahead of the Eid-ul-Fitr festival. Photo: EPA
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