Concerns raised over Coronavirus impact on Taiwan

EU Reporter
Date: February 1, 2020
By: Martin Banks

Concern has been voiced about the impact on Taiwan of the coronavirus virus and ask the country’s inability to take part in international efforts to tackle the deadly disease, writes Martin Banks.

The virus has killed more than 210 people and more than 9,000 confirmed cases mainly in China. There have also been nine confirmed cases in Taiwan.

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]

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