Evacuation of Indonesian Citizens in Wuhan using Batik Air type of Airbus, Departing This Afternoon
The plane that will depart is the Airbus A330. Before the plane took off, Batik Air will hold a press conference first. See the details.
Danang said the plane would depart from Soekarno-Hatta Airport, Jakarta, on Saturday (1/2/2020) this afternoon.
"Leave at 12.00 WIB," Danang said when confirmed, Saturday morning.
The plane that will depart is the Airbus A330. Before the plane took off, Batik Air will hold a press conference first.
"The press conference at 10:00 WIB," said Danang.
Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi previously confirmed that Indonesia had received permission from China to pick up Indonesian citizens in Hubei Province.
This certainty was obtained after Retno met with the Chinese Ambassador in Jakarta.
The Foreign Minister also ensured the aircraft to evacuate Indonesian citizens would immediately depart in less than 24 hours.
Retno said that the aircraft that would depart was a wide body aircraft or Airbus type. So the plane can return directly to Indonesia without having to transit.
The World Health Organization (WHO) finally officially announced the status of a world emergency for corona virus cases that continue to spread outside of China.
Of the 30 new deaths reported, 30 of them are in Wuhan which is part of Hubei Province and is a center of outbreak according to the Hubei health commission. (*)
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