126 foreigners have been refused entry to Indonesia due to the coronavirus, mostly in Bali.

The Acting Director General of Immigration said that it had rejected 126 foreigners from entering Indonesia from February 6 to March 10, 2020 in anticipation of the spread of the coronavirus.

The Directorate General of Immigration has rejected as many as 126 foreign nationals (foreigners) from entering Indonesia due to increased surveillance of the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19).

“A total of 126 people (have been rejected), from February 6 to March 10, 2020,” Acting Director General of Immigration, Jhoni Ginting, told a press conference at the Presidential Palace on Wednesday (12/3).

Of these rejections, I Gusti Ngurah Rai Airport in Denpasar, Bali has the most restrictions, totalling 89 people. Meanwhile Soekarno Hatta Airport in Cengkareng has refused entry to as many as 22 foreigners.

“You have 7 people at Kualanamu Airport (Medan), 5 people at Juanda Airport (Surabaya), 1 person in Batam, and 2 people at Batam Center,” said Jhoni.

Jhoni said the hundreds of foreigners who were banned from coming were from a number of countries, such as China, Britain, Russia, Thailand, South Korea and Malaysia.

Source: CNN Indonesia

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