Indonesia has officially issued a travel warning for citizens intending to visit China’s Hubei province, where the new coronavirus first emerged in the city of Wuhan, after the death toll from the SARS-like virus climbed to 106 and the number of confirmed cases rose to more than 4,500 as of Tuesday.
"Yes, a travel warning has been imposed for Hubei province, including its capital Wuhan," Foreign Ministry acting spokesperson Teuku Faizasyah confirmed on Tuesday.
The warning will only be revoked once the Chinese government announces that the region is safe, he added.
Chinese President Xi Jinping stated on Saturday that the country faced a "grave situation". Travel restrictions have been put in place for several affected cities in Hubei province to try and contain the virus.
In addition to issuing a travel warning, the Indonesian government also issued a travel advisory for those planning to visit other regions in China.
"Indonesian citizens who are still at home should reconsider their plans to visit China and have the wisdom to respond to the information about the outbreak," Teuku said on Monday as quoted by Antara.
He also encouraged those planning to visit China to use the SafeTravel app to access the information about their planned destinations.
Hubei province has been marked red in the application, meaning it is strongly not recommended to visit. (vny)Artikel Asli