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Taiwan to send 1-million mask to the Philippines and to 6 other Asian countries

The Taiwan government is sending 1-million pieces of surgical face mask to the Philippines and six other Asian countries who are part of its Southbound Policy.

Seven of the 18 countries in the program had already informed Taiwan of their need for masks, MOFA said, including the Philippines, India, Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Vietnam and Myanmar.

President Tsai Ing-wen's Southbound Policy, mostly Southeast Asian and South Asian nations the island has targeted for closer economic, cultural, tourism and educational relations since 2016.

Taiwan earned praises around the world on how it responds to fight coronavirus. The country nearly can produce 15-million of mask daily.

The country promised to send 10 million masks to the United States, Europe, and its diplomatic allies. Taiwan also sent ventilators, technical support, and hospital designs as well to Marshall Islands, Palau, and Nauru and Tuvalu.


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