The ventilators from Australia arrived here on Friday night, the Indonesian Ministry of Foreign Affairs noted in a statement here on Saturday.
In addition to ventilators, Australia will send 2.5 million COVID-19 vaccine doses, oxygen concentrators, oxygen cylinders, antigen test kits, and other medical equipment in stages.
The Indonesian ministry expressed gratitude for the cooperation and assistance from Australia, which is a comprehensive strategic partner.
Apart from Australia, several other countries, including Singapore, the United States, the Netherlands, Japan, Britain, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), India, and China, have also offered support to Indonesia to deal with the surge in COVID-19 cases.
Earlier on Friday, medical equipment, comprising ventilators, oxygen cylinders, face masks, gloves, and personal protective equipment (PPEs), donated by the Government of Singapore, had arrived in Jakarta to support Indonesia in battling the second wave of COVID-19.
According to the Indonesian Foreign Affairs Ministry’s written statement, the assistance provided is in the form of 200 ventilators, 256 empty 50-liter-capacity oxygen cylinders, face masks, gloves, PPEs, and headgear, among other things.
"The aid was sent by air, and some other assistance will be sent by sea," the ministry revealed.
In addition, the Indonesian government had purchased 10 thousand oxygen concentrators from Singapore, of which 30 had arrived along with other medical equipment donated by the neighboring country.
On Friday, Indonesia added 38,124 new COVID-19 cases within the last 24 hours, thereby bringing the tally to 2,455,912 cases, while the death toll reached 64,631.
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