Taiwan marks one-year anniversary of fight against COVID-19

The Central Epidemic Command Center team and Premiere Su are pictured in a press conference on Wednesday. (NOWnews)

TAIPEI (The China Post) — Health authorities premiered Wednesday a documentary retracing Taiwan’s epidemic prevention efforts to mark the one-year anniversary of the nation’s fight against COVID-19.   

Speaking at a weekly press conference, Premier Su Tseng-chang (蘇貞昌) said that the pandemic proves how advantageous a democratic country can be in the face of an unpredictable virus.  

Meanwhile, the pandemic has shown the world that Taiwan can stand firm and stay safe against COVID-19 and help other countries around the world, Su said, adding that “I’m proud to be a part of this country.”    

Health Minister Chen Shih-chung (陳時中) noted that although he had also experienced every moment of the documentary, he still felt quite moved after watching it.  

The epidemic prevention team had resolved numerous difficulties under various situations, Chen continued, stressing that he is confident that Taiwanese people will be able to get through these tough times.  

“I am proud of them all,” Chen said.