We should be proud of MIT face masks : CECC

This photo shows White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany during a press briefing in the Rose Garden of the White House, Monday, May 11, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

TAIPEI (The China Post) — Taiwan has reported zero Covid-19 infections for five straight days and no local infection for a month.

Meanwhile, Taiwan has donated millions of masks worldwide, including 3,600 which were allegedly procured by the White House for key officials, according to a Business Insider report.

Against this backdrop, the recent pictures of White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany and White House National Security Adviser Robert O’Brien donning “Made in Taiwan” face masks has left many people in Taiwan ecstatic.

In response to a report of The China Post earlier today, CECC spokesman Chuang Jen-hsiang confirmed that Taiwan has donated face masks every week and the quality of the MIT (Made in Taiwan) face masks are guaranteed, adding that “we should be proud of ourselves that the White House staff like to use them.”

We don’t know the specific places where the face masks were sent to, he said. Still, it demonstrates that Taiwan is lending hands to the countries that are in need of personal protective equipment.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) spokesperson Joanne Ou also said that the MOFA and the Taipei Office of the American Institute issued a “Taiwan-U.S. Joint Statement on a Partnership against Coronavirus” on March 18.

In the statement, Taiwan promised to provide the U.S. with 100,000 pieces of medical masks, while the U.S. reserves 300,000 pieces of protective clothing materials for Taiwan to fight against the epidemic jointly.

The first batch of 500,000 surgical masks has been delivered to the U.S. in March and is used by the U.S. administration as a whole. The MOFA has no comment on how they distribute the masks within the U.S.