Pandemic delays reopening of TECO in Guam: ministry

Taipei Times
Date: Aug 19, 2020
By: Lin Chia-nan / Staff reporter

Taiwan’s national flag, third right, is raised in welcome in Guam during President Tsai Ing-wen’s stopover on Nov. 3, 2017.
Photo: Chung Li-hua, Taipei Times

The reopening of the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office (TECO) in Guam, which had been set for this month, would be postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said yesterday.

Guam Governor Lou Leon Guerrero on Monday last week said that she tested positive for the virus, but added that she only exhibited moderate symptoms and would continue to lead the fiscal and COVID-19 response teams from home.

As of yesterday afternoon, the US territory of nearly 168,000 people had reported 577 confirmed cases, with five deaths.

The Guam office is expected to reopen at the end of next month, but there is still uncertainty amid the pandemic, ministry spokeswoman Joanne Ou (歐江安) told a news conference in Taipei yesterday.    [FULL  STORY]

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