Workers unload an epidemic prevention supplies cargo supplied by China at Jakarta international airport in Jakarta, Indonesia, on March 23, 2020. (Photo credit: XiamenAir)
A shipment of 800,000 COVID-19 testing kits and tons of epidemic prevention supplies has arrived in Indonesia from China.
JAKARTA, March 23 (Xinhua) -- A shipment of 800,000 COVID-19 testing kits supplied by China arrived in Indonesia's capital on Monday, carrier Xiamen Airlines said.
Xiamen Airlines' Jakarta office said that the cargo, consisting of tens of thousands of medical gloves and other 17 ton of epidemic prevention supplies, landed at Jakarta International Airport early Monday morning.
A plane of Xiamen Airlines carrying COVID-19 testing kits and epidemic prevention supplies lands at Jakarta international airport in Jakarta, Indonesia, on March 23, 2020. (Photo credit: XiamenAir)
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 COVID-19.
Indonesia reported the first confirmed cases of COVID-19 three week ago, and the total number of COVID-19 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 center of Indonesia's COVID-19 outbreak. ■