By: Chen Yun-yu and intern Amber Wu
At a ceremony hosted by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA), the tests were accepted by Ambassador Jasmine Huggins of St. Christopher and Nevis, dean of the diplomatic corps in Taiwan, on behalf of the allies.
The 300,000 rapid screening tests donated by TaiDoc Technology will be shared among all of Taiwan's diplomatic allies, excluding the Holy See. The tests will also be given to Somaliland, a self-declared East African state that formally opened its representative office in Taiwan in September.
At the donation ceremony, Vice Foreign Minister Miguel Tsao (曹立傑) said screening remains an important preventative measure despite the growing availability of COVID-19 vaccines.