Jakarta (ANTARA) - The Indonesian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Kadin) donated 100 thousand COVID-19 rapid test kits to the DKI Jakarta Provincial Government on Friday.

The aid was symbolically presented by chairman of Kadin, Rosan Roeslani, to DKI Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan in the City Hall in Jakarta.

Kadin also supplied 105 masks and 300 sets of protective gear for medical workers. Furthermore, transnational consumer goods company Unilever also donated aid through Kadin. The aid included the company’s products worth Rp10 billion.

"This (fighting coronavirus) is all of our responsibility, not just the government," Roeslani said.

While some of the aid had been handed over to the authorities, more relief supplies were in the process of being distributed, he continued. The aid was a contribution by businessmen and the business sector in efforts to handle the COVID-19 outbreak, he added.

He expressed the hope that all stakeholders would continue to make united efforts for dealing with COVID-19, as it is a difficult time and togetherness is very much needed.

"We express our appreciation of DKI Jakarta Governor who continues to work to prioritize the health and safety of Jakartans," Roeslani said.

Meanwhile, Baswedan said that the business sector has shown its support from the beginning, including by providing protective gear desperately needed by medical workers.

"The rapid test kits have been used, not only by the provincial government of DKI Jakarta, but our neighbors as well," he said.

Baswedan further said that this trying time is a challenge for humanity, not only in Indonesia, but the rest of the world. Solidarity is needed to support and help each other, he added.

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