Taiwan plans to donate 100,000 masks to Australia for bushfire relief

MOFA also intends to donate 2,0200 tonnes of rice to Taiwan’s Caribbean ally Haiti

Taiwan Newqs
Date: 2020/01/14
By:  Taiwan News, Staff Writer

MOFA Spokesperson Joanne Ou (CNA photo)

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) is reportedly planning to donate 100,000 masks to Australia, which has been struck by massive bush fires due to protracted heat and drought.

MOFA Spokesperson Joanne Ou (歐江安) said at a press briefing on Tuesday (Jan. 14) that Taiwanese authorities plan donate 100,000 medical masks to those affected by smoke and ashfall, reported the Liberty Times. Details of the donation are being discussed, added Ou.

The report said the first batch of donations would be 6,000 N95 masks.

Australia has been experiencing its worst ever bush-fire season, with dozens of people killed and thousands more evacuated from their homes. It is estimated the number of animals affected by the devastation could reach half a billion.    [FULL  STORY]

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