Friday 25 September, 2020

Taiwan donates masks, equipment to St Lucia for COVID-19 fight

Prime Minister Allen Chastanet, Health Minister Mary Isaac, Taiwan's Ambassador to St Lucia, Douglas Shen

Prime Minister Allen Chastanet, Health Minister Mary Isaac, Taiwan's Ambassador to St Lucia, Douglas Shen

The Taiwanese government made a significant donation to Saint Lucia, enhancing the island's capacity in fighting the coronavirus (COVID-19).

"As many countries across the world battle the COVID-19 pandemic, very few have the resources to come to the assistance of other states. This is why the support given by Taiwan to Saint Lucia this morning is even more genuinely appreciated," Prime Minister Allen Chastanet posted on his Facebook page Friday.

The donation of 40,000 face masks, six sets of thermal imaging body temperature detection systems and several forehead thermometers was made Friday, April 24, 2020, at the COVID-19 command centre at the studio of the Government Information Service (GIS).

It was received by Health Minister Senator Mary Isaac who said: "This is very emotional for me because it's going to help us to open our borders faster than we would have been able to if we had to do it on our own."

"On behalf of the entire country, I say a huge THANK YOU to our friends from Taiwan for their continuous assistance and their generous donation in our battle against COVID-19. Thank You Taiwan!" Chastanet said.

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