Taiwan donates face masks to U.S. in exchange for protective gear

The Foreign Minister Joseph Wu reported Wednesday in CECC press conference. (Courtesy of YouTube/CECC)
The Foreign Minister Joseph Wu reported Wednesday in CECC press conference. (Courtesy of YouTube/CECC)

TAIPEI (The China Post/ANN) — Taiwan plans to provide 100,000 face masks to the U.S. per week in exchange of supply of protective gear and material to make face masks, the Foreign Minister Joseph Wu (吳釗燮) said Wednesday during the daily Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC, 中央流行疫情中心) press conference.

To further strengthen U.S.-Taiwan consultation and cooperation on combatting the COVID-19 virus both sides will seek to share best practices and cooperate on a range of activities, Wu said.

“Although the supply of face masks is insufficient, we must cooperate and exchange medical supplies and equipment with other countries to ensure the supply of every protective equipment is sufficient,” Chief Commander Chen Shih-chung(陳時中)  said.

Chen added that Taiwan would join hands with other countries to fight against the coronavirus (COVID-19) not only the U.S.