Coronavirus company news summary – USAID donates 200 ventilators to NATO stockpile of medical supplies

21 September 2020 (Last Updated September 21st, 2020 10:00)

21 September 

The Indonesian Government has said that the military and national police will work together to enhance monitoring of health protocol rules, The Jakarta Post reported. The military will ensure people wear masks and maintain social distancing. During a teleconference, Indonesia Maritime Affairs and Investment Minister Luhut Pandjaitan said: “Each military command is tasked with [providing] guidance to neighbourhood units using assertive messages and health protocols.”

Unifire subsidiary Mission Ready Solutions has won contracts worth an estimated $127.87m to supply disposable isolation gowns. The delivery orders, with a ceiling of $435m, were awarded via the US Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support Clothing & Textiles (DLA C&T) supply chain. All delivery orders are required to be completed between September 2020 and 2021. The products are for the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) for the Strategic National Stockpile (SNS).

The US Agency for International Development (USAID) has delivered 200 ventilators to the NATO Support and Procurement Agency’s Southern Operational Centre in Taranto, Italy. The donation is in response to a possible second wave of Covid-19. USAID US European Command Senior Development Advisor Jeremy Gustafson said: “This donation builds upon more than $20.5bn that the US has committed to fight Covid-19 around the world.” During the pandemic, the US Office of Defense Cooperation (ODC) provided $50m for high-tech durable medical equipment and millions of dollars’ worth supplies to Italy.