Indonesia sends thousands of bedding items to Singapore for COVID-19 isolation facilities

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Ambassador of Indonesia to Singapore Ngurah Swajaya (third from right) presenting the bedding items to the representatives from Singapore on 22 April, 2020.  (PHOTO: Temasek Foundation)
Ambassador of Indonesia to Singapore Ngurah Swajaya (third from right) presenting the bedding items to the representatives from Singapore on 22 April, 2020. (PHOTO: Temasek Foundation)

SINGAPORE — Indonesia delivered on Wednesday (22 April) to Singapore thousands of bedding items that are meant for use at community facilities housing COVID-19 patients with milder symptoms.

The 4,500 bedding items – such as bed frames, mattresses, mattress covers, bedsheets, pillows, pillowcases, and blankets – will supplement the existing supply used at community isolation facilities, said Temasek Foundation in a press statement.

More will be shipped over depending on future needs, as part of a partnership with the Indonesian embassy in Singapore here, added the philanthropic arm of Singapore's sovereign wealth fund.

Temasek Foundation has placed the order for the bed sets while the embassy has facilitated the shipment.

The foundation said it will continue to work closely with partners to respond and support the needs of the community.

It added that infrastructure consulting firm Surbana Jurong “played an integral role” in setting up the community isolation facility at Singapore Expo and is working on other similar facilities here.

Singapore Expo is one of two such facilities here, together with D’Resort NTUC in Pasir Ris.

As of Wednesday, almost 4,700 cases who are clinically well but still test positive for the virus are isolated and cared for at these facilities.

To date, Singapore has confirmed 10,141 cases of the virus.

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