CORONAVIRUS/Academia Sinica and Polish counterpart hold talks on virus control

Focus Taiwan
Date: 04/25/2020
By: Lin Yu-li and Matthew Mazzetta

Photo courtesy of the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Prague

Berlin, April 24 (CNA) Taiwan's government-funded research institution Academia Sinica held discussions with the Polish Academy of Sciences on Thursday via video conferencing to share Taiwan's experience in fighting the COVID-19 coronavirus disease.

The talks, which were arranged by the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Prague, were attended by the Polish academy's president, Jerzy Duszyński, and three epidemic prevention officials from the Polish government, while Taiwan was represented by Academia Sinica President James C. Liao (廖俊智) and two research scientists.

According to a representative office official, Liao explained how Taiwan learned from its experience fighting a severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) outbreak in 2003, and how it had established a central epidemic command center in the early days of this current outbreak to coordinate the government's response.

The two sides also exchanged views on testing technologies, infection modeling and various public health measures, the official said.    [FULL  STORY]

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