Taiwan donates 2 million masks to Japan

Focus Taiwan
Date: 04/16/2020
By: Emerson Lim

Chiou I-jen (right) shaking hands with Izumi Hiroyasu/ Photo courtesy of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Taipei, April 16 (CNA) Taiwan donated 2 million surgical face masks to Japan on Thursday to help its northern neighbor contain the spread of the coronavirus, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) said in a statement.

Chiou I-jen (邱義仁), chairman of the Taiwan-Japan Relations Association (TJRA), presented a giant face mask to Izumi Hiroyasu (泉裕泰), chief representative of the Japan-Taiwan Exchange Association (JTEA) Taipei Office, Thursday afternoon as part of a symbolic ceremony, MOFA said.

The donated masks will be delivered to Japan within a few days to help frontline health workers better protect themselves, MOFA said.

According to the ministry, legislators and civil groups in Japan have requested assistance from Taiwan on medical personal protective equipment due to many coronavirus infections within medical facilities.    [FULL  STORY]

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