Indonesian nationals evacuated from Wuhan being sprayed with antiseptic as they arrive at Hang Nadim Airport. The 245 evacuees were transported on Natuna, Riau Islands, shortly after landing. Photo: EPA
Muhammad Zulfikar Rakhmat
Opinion

Opinion

Muhammad Zulfikar Rakhmat and Dikanaya Tarahita

No coronavirus, but Indonesia’s handling of Wuhan evacuees highlights erosion of trust

  • The government put 238 citizens evacuated from Wuhan into quarantine on the Natuna Islands without telling local authorities or residents
  • The episode provides a telling example of the national government’s lack of policy coordination on such matters
Indonesian nationals evacuated from Wuhan being sprayed with antiseptic as they arrive at Hang Nadim Airport. The 245 evacuees were transported on Natuna, Riau Islands, shortly after landing. Photo: EPA
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