Indonesia receives 200 ventilators from US, Australia

first_imgIndonesia has received a total of 200 ventilators for hospitalized COVID-19 patients through separate partnerships with the United States and Australia, the Foreign Affairs Ministry announced on Thursday. Foreign Minister Retno LP Marsudi said the country received 100 ventilators from the US on Wednesday, the first shipment of 1,000 promised ventilators.“On July 21, support and partnership [supplies] from the Australian government in the form of 100 ventilators have arrived in Jakarta,” Retno said during a press briefing on Thursday. “All of [the ventilators] will be given to the head of the National Disaster Mitigation Agency [BNPB], as the leader of our national COVID-19 task force,” she added.The national COVID-19 task force previously said that, as of April, all of the country’s 34 provinces lacked the minimum amount of ventilators in hospitals.In June, Indonesia received five ventilators jointly procured by the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), the World Health Organization (WHO) and the International Organization for Migration (IOM). The five were the first shipment of an expected 33 ventilators.The Research and Technology Ministry and the National Research and Innovation Agency (BRIN) announced in early June that Indonesia would produce 100 to 300 ventilators with state-owned weapons manufacturer Pindad, hospital equipment maker PT Poly Jaya Medikal, electronics manufacturer PT LEN and automotive holding company Dharma Group, among other companies.In partnership with the ministry, several universities have produced additional ventilators. The University of Indonesia, for example, gave the first five ventilators it produced to the national COVID-19 task force in late June and plans to produce 300 more to be donated to hospitals.Topics :last_img read more

Swiss FA issue statement after Granit Xhaka tells Arsenal fans to ‘f*** off’

first_img Comment Advertisement Tom OlverTuesday 29 Oct 2019 12:38 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link3.5kShares Granit Xhaka told Arsenal fans to ‘f*** off’ during the side’s Premier League clash with Crystal Palace (Picture: Getty)The Swiss FA have given Granit Xhaka their full backing after the midfielder put his Arsenal career in jeopardy by swearing at fans during the side’s 2-2 draw with Crystal Palace.Xhaka was replaced by Bukayo Saka in the 61st minute at the Emirates – after Arsenal had thrown away a two-goal lead – and supporters began booing the 27-year-old as he casually strolled off the pitch.After tossing the captain’s armband at Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and cupping his ear to the crowd, Xhaka told supporters to ‘f*** off’ and stormed straight down the tunnel.Unai Emery hinted after the final whistle that Xhaka could be stripped of the captaincy and Arsenal legends such as Ian Wright, Emmanuel Petit and Nigel Winterburn have blasted the Switzerland international.ADVERTISEMENT Emery: Granit Xhaka was wrong to swear at fansTo view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Play VideoLoaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 12:45FullscreenEmery: Granit Xhaka was wrong to swear at fans is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Xhaka has reportedly snubbed Arsenal’s request to issue an apology to fans and looks set to receive a hefty fine from the club for his actions on Sunday afternoon.AdvertisementAdvertisementDespite Xhaka’s behaviour, the Swiss FA have thrown their support behind the player and confirmed that he will remain as captain of the international side.‘We are in contact with Granit,’ a Swiss FA spokesperson told The Evening Standard. ‘We appreciate the qualities and the importance he possesses for the national team.‘As a result, his standing will not change.’ Advertisement Xhaka headed straight down the tunnel after swearing at fans (Picture: Getty)Martin Keown believes Arsenal manager Emery is partly to blame for Xhaka’s shocking outburst at the weekend.‘Sunday was not the first time Granit Xhaka has been jeered by his own fans,’ Keown said in his Daily Mail column.‘It happened on September 22 too, when Aston Villa visited. Villa were leading 2-1 at the time, then Xhaka was substituted and serenaded by boos.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City‘Arsenal, despite being down to 10 men, went on to win 3-2 without the midfielder. Then five days later, Unai Emery names Xhaka as captain anyway.‘Emery is as much to blame as anyone. If you let the players pick their skipper, then it becomes a popularity contest and that is not what leadership is about.‘I’ve never had a manager who decided the captaincy that way and, for me, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is still the safer bet.’Should Xhaka be stripped of Arsenal’s captaincy?Yes0%No0%Share your resultsShare your resultsTweet your resultsMORE: James Milner rates Liverpool’s title chances and names Wilfried Zaha as his toughest ever opponent Swiss FA issue statement after Granit Xhaka tells Arsenal fans to ‘f*** off’last_img read more