COVID-19 pandemic is not showing any signs of stopping any time soon as the total cases around the globe reaching nearly 2 million cases with more than 100,000 deaths. With the numbers keep on increasing in other parts of the world, Taiwan only recorded less than 400 total cases, six total deaths, and no new cases.
Thanks to their success in fighting the pandemic, Taiwan is not running out of any healthcare supplies like other countries. Looking at this, Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen has announced plans to donate 10 million masks to countries that have been most severely impacted by the CCP coronavirus.
Taiwan pledges to donate masks and medical supplies to the rest of the world as part of its global ‘Taiwan can help’ campaign.
“We cannot stop the spread of COVID-19 simply by preventing an outbreak within Taiwan. All members of the international community must pool their capabilities and work together to overcome this challenge,” told Tsai.
Tsai believes that we must work together to stop the pandemic.
In times of crisis, countries around the world must come together. #Taiwan is indispensable to global efforts to stop the spread of #COVID19, but no country can stop this virus alone. That is why we are willing to offer medical supplies to countries most in need. pic.twitter.com/5p0mEcZqY5
— 蔡英文 Tsai Ing-wen (@iingwen) April 1, 2020
Being able to produce up to 13 million face masks a day, Taiwan is donating seven million masks to 11 European countries including Italy, Spain, France, Germany, Belgium, and the UK.
They also donated two million masks to the US, with the rest going to be donated to other smaller countries who have diplomatic ties with the island.
According to The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) spokeswoman Joanne Ou, a total of six million surgical face masks will be sent to European Union member states, some US states that are in need of personal protective equipment, some Latin American and Caribbean countries, and several countries covered by the Taiwan government’s New Southbound Policy, in the second round of donations.
“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,” said Ou.
Indeed, the pandemic can’t be stopped by preventing it in only one country. Great job, Taiwan!