Taiwan to donate 6 million masks to countries in Asia, Europe, Americas

Focus Taiwan
Date: 04/09/2020
By: Emerson Lim

(Photo taken from twitter.com/MOFA_Taiwan)

Taipei, April 9 (CNA) The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) said Thursday that Taiwan has launched another round of donations of surgical face masks to countries severely affected by the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic, including some listed in its New Southbound Policy, European nations, and countries in Latin America and the Caribbean.

The decision follows the offer of a total of 10 million masks to Taiwan's 15 diplomatic allies, 11 European countries, and the United States, which is currently being carried out, MOFA spokeswoman Joanne Ou (歐江安) said at a regular press conference.

In the second round of donations, a total of six million surgical face masks will be sent to European Union member states, some U.S. states that are in dire need of personal protective equipment, some Latin American and Caribbean countries, and several countries covered by the Taiwan government's New Southbound Policy, according to Ou.

"Under the slogan of 'Taiwan can help, and Taiwan is helping,' our government and people will continue to participate in international affairs through concrete actions," Ou said.

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