Two Indonesian Migrant Workers Escape from the Covid Quarantine in Batam


Tanjungpinang, Batamnews - Two Indonesian Migrant Workers (PMI) desperately escaped from the quarantine process. They are PMIs who were repatriated from neighboring Malaysia via Batam.

The Riau Islands Provincial Government has assigned the Special Task Force for the Repatriation of PMI to tighten security at the airport regarding the escape of two PMIs from holding centers in Batam.

"Pak Danrem has ordered the Batam Airport to be tightly guarded. In addition, he has asked the Regional Police to help track down the runaway PMI," said the Riau Islands Provincial Secretary TS Arif Fadillah in Dompak, Tanjungpinang, Friday (7/5/2021).

Danrem as the head of the PMI repatriation task force has also coordinated with the authorities at Hang Nadim Airport, Batam.

Arif added, the two PMI who fled came from Jakarta. It is suspected that they were impatient to return to their area before Eid, so they were desperate to escape from their quarantine obligations.

"We are worried that both of them are positive for Covid-19. We are deliberately tracking them where, so it will be easy to notify their home government if these two people who have just returned from Malaysia are positive for Covid-19. is in his halann, "said Arif.

He asked PMI to follow the established quarantine rules. "The PMI who comes must stay for five days and undergo PCR tests twice. If both PCR results are Covid-19 negative then after this quarantine will be sent home," he said.