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Taiwan sends more facemasks, PPEs as donations to Philippines

Taiwan has sent another shipment of masks and personal protective equipment (PPE) to the Philippines on Thursday (June 11), as the battle against the coronavirus pandemic continues.

According to Taiwan in the Philippines,  597 boxes of PPEs arrived at Ninoy Aquino International Airport in Manila and were received by  the Department of Health, Philippine National Police, Philippine Coast Guard (PCG), Mandaluyong City, Chinese General Hospital and Medical Center, National Kidney and Transplant Institute, and Philippine government.

Following a shipment of 300,000 surgical masks last April 15, Taiwan has donated another 500,000 surgical masks, 50,000 N95 masks, 20,000 isolation suits, and 5,000 protective gowns to the Philippine government and private sector organizations.

Since the outbreak began, Philippines and the Taiwan Association have donated 2,500 protective gowns, 55,000 surgical masks, and 400 protective shields to frontline workers in the Southeast Asian country.

The director of the Manila Economic and Cultural Office Cesar Drilon Jr., thanked the Taiwanese government for its donation. The Philippines, so far has 24,787 cases of COVID-19 with 1,052 deaths.

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