By: Wu Po-wei and Lee Hsin-Yin
The ministry said in a Facebook post that during a meeting with the manufacturers Saturday, they pledged to run their production lines around the clock for the next two weeks to meet a surge in demand.
Participating instant noodle providers included Uni-President and Wei Lih Food Industrial Co., while toilet paper suppliers included YFY Inc., Cheng Loong Corp. and Golden Century Paper, the ministry said.
Taiwan has seen a panic run on food and basic household items — with toilet paper at the top of the list — after the number of confirmed cases of the new coronavirus surged above 100 earlier this week. [FULL STORY]