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Taiwanese group in the Philippines donates P1.8million worth of PPE for medical frontliners


Taiwanese Association Philippines (TAP) said it will donate 2,000 protective gowns (PPE) to Filipino medical personnel to help slow the spread of COVID-19 that has infected over 1,000 medical workers in the country.


TAP chairwoman Huang Ya-hui gave 500 protective gowns to Philippines House of Representatives Deputy Speaker Rose Marie Arenas.

The donation was part of 2,000 protective gowns purchased with the 1.8 million Philippine pesos raised by Taiwanese group  in the Philippines.

Currently, there were at least 1,062 medical personnel in the Philippines have been infected with the coronavirus.

"There are around two to three hundred new cases everyday. It is really scary and everyone is worried," Huang said.


Even though Metro Manila has been in lock down for over a month, the number of new coronavirus infections confirmed each day does not seem to be slowing down, Huang said.

The Department of Health (DOH) on Friday (April 24), reported 211 more individuals who have contracted the new coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) bringing the country total to 7,192 cases.

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