Indonesia Receives Assistance from UAE and Singapore to Handle COVID-19 Pandemic

By Office of Assistant to Deputy Cabinet Secretary for State Documents & Translation
Date 16 Juli 2021
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Minister of Foreign Affairs Retno LP Marsudi (16/07/2021). (Photo by: Presidential Secretariat’s Press, Media, and Information Bureau/ Lukas)

Assistance to handle COVID-19 pandemic from Indonesia’s friendly countries continue to arrive, according to Minister of Foreign Affairs Retno LP Marsudi after accompanying President Joko “”Jokowi”” Widodo virtually attended the APEC Economic Leaders’ Retreat 2021 on Friday (16/07).

Retno said that as many as 250 thousand doses of Sinopharm vaccine, 450 oxygen tubes, 150 portable oxygen concentrators, and 20 tons of medical equipment, including personal protective equipment, facial masks, and gloves from the United Arab Emirates arrived in Indonesia on Friday (16/07).

Previously, Retno added that previously Indonesia, on Wednesday (14/07), also had received 200 ventilators, 256 oxygen tubes with 50-liter capacity, two iso tanks, 570 oxygen concentrators, 600 nasal cannula devices, 600 bubble humidifier devices, and other medical equipment from Singapore.

Furthermore, the Minister said that the first batch of 1,041,400 doses of AstraZeneca vaccine that Indonesia has bought beforehand and 1,408,000 doses of Sinopharm vaccine arrived at the same day.

“Solidarity, collaboration, and cooperation are keys so that the world can immediately escape this pandemic together. No one is safe until everyone is,” she remarked. (TGH/UN) (AP/MMB)

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