Virus Outbreak: Taiwan joins global COVID-19 battle

HELPING HAND: Taiwan is ready to help other nations and will not sit idly by while the global fight against the coronavirus continues, President Tsai Ing-wen said

Taipei Times
Date: Apr 02, 2020
By: Sean Lin / Staff reporter

Taiwan, as a responsible member of the international community, is to offer humanitarian assistance

President Tsai Ing-wen speaks at a news conference at the Presidential Office in Taipei yesterday.
Photo: CNA

to nations hardest hit by the COVID-19 pandemic by sending them masks and medicine, as well as sharing with them an electronic system that the government has been using to track down people that need to be quarantined, President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) said yesterday.

With the nation’s daily production having reached 13 million masks and soon to reach 15 million, the government is to donate 10 million masks to medical personnel in nations most severely affected by the coronavirus, Tsai said at the Presidential Office in Taipei.

The nation would donate more masks when production capacity permits, she added.

With a number of clinical reports concluding that quinine can help treat patients with mild symptoms, the government has asked pharmaceutical companies to increase production of the medication so that it can contribute to the supplies of nations in need, Tsai said.    [FULL  STORY]

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