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Australia sends aid as Indonesia’s Covid-19 daily deaths pass 1,000

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Australia is sending ventilators and other medical supplies to Indonesia as daily Covid-19-related deaths in the South-East Asian country exceeded 1,000 for the first time on Wednesday. Australia is providing “immediate health support” worth 12 million dollars, including 1,000 ventilators, 700 oxygen concentrators and 2.5 million doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine, Foreign Minister Marise Payne said in a statement. “Australian support will extend rapid testing capacity, maintain existing health services and assist with emergency medical facilities as Indonesia responds to growing case numbers,” …

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