Covid-19: India sends 10 containers of liquid medical oxygen to Indonesia
India delivered 10 containers of liquid medical oxygen (OMT) to Indonesia on Tuesday to help the country in its fight against the Covid-19 pandemic.
The medical supplies were delivered to Jakarta, the Indonesian capital, by INS Airavat.
The Indian Navy INS Airavat Landing Ship Tank (Large) arrived at Tanjung Priok port in Jakarta, Indonesia on Tuesday to deliver 10 containers of liquid medical oxygen (OMT), based on projected government requirements. Indonesian, ”the Indian Navy said in a statement. A declaration.
The Indian Navy said the supplies were delivered as part of “Mission Sagar”.
“Once the disembarkation of medical supplies is completed and as part of the ongoing Sagar mission, INS Airavat will continue to deliver medical supplies to other friendly countries in the region,” the statement said.
INS Airavat, whose primary role is to conduct amphibious operations, is also configured to perform HADR missions, the Navy said. He has been part of various relief efforts across the Indian Ocean in the past.
Last month, INS Airavat transported medical aid and handed over five containers of liquid medical oxygen (OMT) (100 MT) and 300 oxygen concentrators to Indonesia.
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India and Indonesia have a strong cultural bond and partnership and work together in the maritime domain for a more secure Indo-Pacific. The two navies also regularly conduct joint naval exercises in the form of bilateral exercises and coordinated patrols, the Indian Navy said in the statement.
Indonesia reported 9,604 cases of Covid-19 and 842 deaths from the viral infection on Monday. It was the first time Indonesia has reported fewer than 10,000 new cases of coronavirus since mid-June. Daily deaths were also below 1,000 for the first time in more than a month.
Indonesian President Joko Widodo said on Monday that restaurants, shopping malls and places of worship in some areas, including the capital Jakarta, would reopen as new coronavirus cases fell sharply from their peak and vaccinations increase. .
While cases have declined in Jakarta and parts of Java, the highly contagious delta variant of the virus continues to emerge on other islands in the Indonesian archipelago, including parts of Sumatra, Kalimantan, Sulawesi and Remote Papua.
Jakarta’s deputy governor said Jakarta had achieved collective immunity because the majority of the city’s residents were fully vaccinated.
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