PT. Bank Hana Indonesia donated 10,000 COVID-19 diagnostic kits to the local health ministry Kemenkes in Jakarta, Indonesia, on May 5, a bank spokesman said on May 6.
The donation was made to provide practical help to the Indonesian government, which has continued a "massive social constraint" (PSBB) in its efforts to prevent the spread of the corona virus, the spokesman said.
Indonesia's Health Minister Terawan Agus Putranto and key local health officials attended the diagnosis kit donation event and received the COVID-19 diagnostic kits.
Park Sung-ho, head of the Hana Bank in Indonesia, who attended the event, said, "I am truly happy on behalf of Hana Bank that this donation can help prevent the spread of COVID-19 in Indonesia. We will continue various donation activities for Indonesia in the future."
Meanwhile, Health Minister Trawan said, "The donation of the COVID-19 diagnostic kits is proof of friendship between Korea and Indonesia beyond Hana Bank. The donation will be used well in useful places so as not to tarnish its significance."
As of May 5, 2020, the virus disease has been on the rise in Indonesia with the 12,071 confirmed cases of COVID-19, 2,197 full healers and 872 deaths.
A total of four states and 12 cities and counties are currently applying PSBB, which restricts business restrictions, closures, social activities and transportation except for certain areas.