China, South Korea, Taiwan sending masks and medical staff to other countries in need

The Chinese Red Cross shipped 30 tons of medical equipment along with nine Chinese medical staff to assist with preventing and controlling the virus.

NBC News
Date: March 21, 2020
By: Cynthia Silva

Doctors and members of the Chinese Red Cross pose for a photo prior to a press conference in Rome on March 13, 2020.Alfredo Falcone / LaPresse via AP file

China, South Korea and Taiwan are now sending resources around the world to help combat the coronavirus pandemic.

As new cases in Asian countries have dropped sharply — though all three countries are facing a second wave of infections — businesses, individuals and officials have said they are sending masks, staff and more.

Taiwanese Foreign Minister Joseph Wu announced Wednesday that the country plans to donate 100,000 masks to the United States on a weekly basis once its supplies are stable. In exchange, the United States will reserve 300,000 hazmat suits for Taiwan, according to local reports.

Individuals are also offering help, as well. Chinese billionaire Jack Ma, for example, tweeted images of 500,000 virus testing kits and 1 million masks set to arrive in the United States.

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