No masks made in China donated by Taiwan: CECC

Focus Taiwan
Date: 09/04/2020
By: William Yen

CNA photo Sept. 4, 2020

Taipei, Sept. 4 (CNA) None of the 3 million non-medical grade masks from China that made their way into Taiwan and were sold as government-rationed face masks were donated to other countries, the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) said Friday.

At a press conference in Taipei, Tsai Shou-chuan (蔡壽洤), a health official and head of the CECC division responsible for materials and supplies, said the masks donated to countries around the world were medical-grade surgical masks or more sophisticated masks.

"The masks we donated to other countries were mostly medical grade masks and from what we currently understand we have not found any masks from manufacturer Carry Mask among the 51 million masks donated," Tsai said, but he did not explain how that was determined.

The concern arose after the company, one of the private sector manufacturers whose mask production was requisitioned by the government, was found to have imported 3.37 million non-medical grade masks from China in August and then relabeled and repackaged them for sale in the government's mask rationing program.    [FULL  STORY]

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