Jakarta (ANTARA) - Indonesia received vaccines, oxygen cylinders, and medical equipment from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Singapore on Friday to help handle the recent spike in COVID-19 cases in the country, an official stated.

The assistance from UAE, which arrived in Indonesia early on Friday, comprised 250 thousand Sinopharm vaccines, 450 units of 40-liter oxygen cylinders, and 150 portable oxygen concentrators, the Indonesian Foreign Ministry said in a written statement on Friday.

In addition, the UAE also sent 20 tons of medical safety gear, including personal protective equipment, face masks, and gloves to Indonesia.

On Wednesday (July 14, 2021), Indonesia received 250 units of 50-liter oxygen cylinders, two ISO tanks, 570 oxygen concentrators, 600 nasal cannula, and 600 bubble humidifiers from Singapore.

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The assistance was the second of its kind dispatched by Singapore to Indonesia in the past week.

On July 9, 2021, Singapore had sent 200 ventilators, 256 units of 50-liter oxygen cylinders, and other health equipment to Indonesia.

The Indonesian government, through the Foreign Ministry, thanked the UAE and Singapore for the assistance amid a surge in COVID-19 infections in the country due to the spread of the highly transmissible Delta variant of the coronavirus.

Indonesia reported 56,757 fresh COVID-19 cases as of July 15, 2021, bringing the total tally to 2,726,803. Meanwhile, the total number of deaths due to the virus reached 70,192.

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