By: Tang Pei-chun, Tai Ya-chen and Chiang Yi-ching
The proposal was made in letters sent separately between April 21 and May 5 to WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus by the governments of Nicaragua, Palau, Eswatini, Saint Lucia and the Marshall Islands.
In the letters, the five nations, all diplomatic allies of Taiwan, said the COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the urgency and importance of leaving out no one from the global health network.
The continued exclusion of Taiwan from the WHO undermines the interests of its members and endangers global health, the allies said. [FULL STORY]