June 18, 2020, 04.17 PM

“With the support from DFAT, WHO will be able to ensure essential support is provided towards the preparedness of the health system, including enhancing the national surveillance and case detection system, and strengthening infection prevention and control activities,” said WHO Representative to Indonesia Dr. N. Paraniethara in his statement.

Read also: Indonesia Seeks Partners for Coronavirus Vaccine Production

Australia and WHO will also offer Indonesia continued support to ensure that health and humanitarian needs are met.

These efforts are to mitigate the impact of the Covid-19 virus on communities and the most vulnerable groups.

Indonesia’s latest Covid-19 milestone

On June 17, Indonesia overtook Singapore in the total number of confirmed Covid-19 cases in the ASEAN region. Indonesia currently has 41,431 cases while Singapore has 41,216.

This has been the latest string of groundbreaking news as the coronavirus pandemic ravages on in the archipelagic nation.

Indonesia has also recorded a total of 2,276 Covid-19-related deaths, making the fatality rate the highest in ASEAN.

Read also: Indonesia’s Covid-19 Cases Officially Highest in ASEAN

The average fatality rate for other Southeast Asian countries is 2.7 percent whereas Indonesia’s stands at 5.6 percent.

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