China's Covid-19 testing kits arrive in Jakarta

Indonesian orkers spray disinfectant in the praying area of Istiqlal Mosque in Central Jakarta on March 13. - JP

JAKARTA (Xinhua): A shipment of 800,000 Covid-19 testing kits supplied by China arrived in Indonesia's capital on Monday (March 23), carrier Xiamen Airlines said.

Xiamen Airlines' Jakarta office said that the cargo, consisting of tens of thousands of medical gloves and other 17 tonnes of epidemic prevention supplies, landed at Jakarta International Airport early Monday morning.

After receiving the request from Indonesia government two days ago, Xiamen Airlines said the company promptly coordinated the related side in China and prepared and safely transported the cargo to Indonesia within 48 hours, adding that this is the airlines' first international carriage after the outbreak of Coivid-19.

Indonesia reported the first confirmed cases of Covid-19 three weeks ago, and the total number of cases climbed to 514 with 48 deaths by Sunday.

Governor of Jakarta Anies Baswedan on Friday declared a state of emergency for the next two weeks in the city, the centre of Indonesia's Covid-19 outbreak. - Xinhua

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