Date: February 1, 2020
By: Martin Banks
Furthermore, there are about 300 Taiwanese expatriates trapped in Wuhan. According to some reports, China has refused Taiwan’s request for repatriating these Taiwanese citizens.
However, the exclusion of Taiwan by the WHO, especially in the World Health Assembly (WHA) and the emergency meetings dealing with the outbreak of Novel coronavirus has constituted a loophole of the global efforts to fight against this pandemic.
The outbreak of the novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) originated from the city of Wuhan in China, which the World Health Organization (WHO) declared a Public Health Emergency of International Concern on January 30. As of today this epidemic has infected nearly 10,000 people and spread to 20 countries other than China, including several cases of human-to-human transmission in Germany, Japan, Vietnam, Taiwan and the United States. [FULL STORY]