TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - Switzerland has sent 600 oxygen concentrators to Indonesia on Saturday (24/7) in an effort to assist the country currently battling COVID-19 pandemic in the midst of growing threats of more contagious Delta variant.
In a statement received here on Sunday, the Swiss Embassy in Jakarta explained that the Swiss Humanitarian Aid decided to show its support for Indonesia's fight against the pandemic, considering the situation in the country with exponential increases in COVID-19 cases in the past few weeks.
A Swiss cargo plane, carrying medical supplies, departed from Zurich to Jakarta on Saturday, in the sixth shipment of oxygen concentrators sent out to other countries to help with COVID-19 responses.
Aside from the 600 oxygen concentrators, Switzerland also sent medical protective equipment, including 12,000 protective suits and over 45,000 masks. The shipment was received in Jakarta by local authorities to be then transported to various locations.