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BRRI donates 1 million surgical masks to Indonesia

  • The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Mon, May 18 2020   /  12:40 am
Masked diplomacy: Officials pose in front of a shipment of medical supplies worth about Rp 10 billion (US$672.115) sent by the Belt and Road Research Institute (Shenzhen) for International Cooperation and Development (BRRI) in China. The supplies arrived in Jakarta on Saturday. (Courtesy of BRRI)

Masked diplomacy: Officials pose in front of a shipment of medical supplies worth about Rp 10 billion (US$672.115) sent by the Belt and Road Research Institute (Shenzhen) for International Cooperation and Development (BRRI) in China. The supplies arrived in Jakarta on Saturday. (Courtesy of BRRI)Various parties in China are continually sending batches of medical supplies to Indonesia, which is still struggling to lower the rate of COVID-19 infection in the country.

The latest shipment was sent by the Belt and Road Research Institute (Shenzhen) for International Cooperation and Development (BRRI), the Office of the Coordinating Maritime Affairs and Investment Minister confirmed on Saturday.

The shipment consisted of 1 million surgical masks and 240 infrared thermometers, the BRRI said in a statement received by The Jakarta Post on Saturday.

The supply was initiated by...