More than 1,000 Indonesian citizens returning from foreign countries have tested positive for coronavirus since late December although they produced negative Covid-19 test prior to the home flight, an official said on Sunday.

According to the National Covid-19 Task Force, 1,092 Indonesian citizens and 122 foreigners have tested positive for the virus upon arrival at Indonesian airports.

“Our data from December 28, 2020 show that 1,214 people arriving from other countries have tested positive for Covid, including 1,092 Indonesian citizens and 122 foreigners,” task force head Doni Monardo said in a video conference. They have arrived from Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Turkey, Malaysia, Qatar, Singapore, Japan, South Korea, Hong Kong and Taiwan, he said.

“All those people were carrying negative Covid test results when they arrived here,” Doni said.