Taiwan now making home-grown protective gowns: president

Focus Taiwan
Date: 03/16/2020
By: Yeh Su-ping and Evelyn Kao

President Tsai Ing-wen (left)

Taipei, March 16 (CNA) Taiwan has formed a "national team" to produce protective and isolation gowns in Taiwan and ensure a sufficient supply at home amid the coronavirus outbreak, President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) said Monday.

Taiwan's protective and isolation gowns have been imported from DuPont Co. in the United States since Taiwan confirmed its first coronavirus case in January, Tsai said during a visit to Taiwanese apparel manufacturer Makalot Industrial.

Previous to the outbreak, Taiwan imported most of its protective gowns from China.

But now, "our national team for the production of protective gowns and isolation gowns has been established," Tsai said, indicating that these high-end protective items can be fully made from scratch in Taiwan.    [FULL  STORY]

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