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CORONAVIRUS/Nine of 129 returnees from Delhi tested for abnormal symptoms

Nine of the 129 passengers who returned to Taiwan early Tuesday after being stranded in India and Bangladesh because of the COVID-19 outbreak have been tested for the disease after reporting possible symptoms, immigration officials said. The nine passengers declared in their health declarations that they had mild coughs over the past 14 days, and they were tested for COVID-19 as a precaution.

CORONAVIRUS/People returning from India say Taiwan is a safer place amid pandemic

Some of the 129 passengers who returned to Taiwan on a special chartered flight from India on Tuesday said they had made that choice for safety reasons amid the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic. The 114 returning Taiwanese citizens, and 15 foreign nationals were placed in quarantine at two locations after they arrived at Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport on a special China Airlines (CAL) flight from Delhi at 2:50 a.m. Tuesday.

CORONAVIRUS/Church hands out masks to migrant fishermen after receiving donation

Saint Christopher's Church in Taipei distributed hundreds of medical face masks to migrant fishermen in Yilan fishing ports on Saturday after receiving a donation from Taiwan's foreign ministry, according to an assistant parish priest. Volunteers and priests from the church handed out 600 masks and about 40 small bottles of hand sanitizer to migrant fishermen in the county's major fishing port of Nanfang'ao and nearby Wushi Harbor, Father Gioan Tran Van Thiet told the Central News Agency that

The New Immigrants - Warm Heart The New Immigrants - Warm Heart Professional and Passionate Experiential Learning Photos - New Southbound Policy

The New Immigrants - Warm Heart The New Immigrants - Warm Heart Professional and Passionate Experiential Learning

"Youth Experience Learning Project" of Ministry of Education's Youth Development Administration encourages high school graduates to conduct experience learning. The youth conduct domestic and abroad self-learning for 2 or 3 years through making proposals on their own to explore their own personalities, interests, and life purpose.

U.S. launches online campaign urging Taiwan’s inclusion in WHA

The United States State Department on Friday launched a “Tweet for Taiwan” campaign calling for Taiwan’s inclusion in the World Health Assembly (WHA), drawing supportive responses from figures across the U.S. government.

Taiwan-Thailand Medical Technology Collaborating Center Forged International Innovative Medical Supply Chain to Ease the COVID-19 Pandemic Photos - New Southbound Policy

Taiwan-Thailand Medical Technology Collaborating Center Forged International Innovative Medical Supply Chain to Ease the COVID-19 Pandemic

The Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST) has been promoting the New Southbound Policy and funding local institutions to establish “Science and Technology Innovation Center (STIC).” MOST subsidized Pingtung Christian Hospital to establish the Taiwan-Thailand Medical Tech., Science & Humanities Development Center.

MOFA film spotlights how Taiwan Can Help realize Health For All Photos - New Southbound Policy

MOFA film spotlights how Taiwan Can Help realize Health For All

A short film spotlighting how Taiwan Can Help achieve the World Health Organization’s goal of Health For All was released April 23 by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
The four-minute video documents how Taiwan’s high-quality medical care gave a new lease on life to a Guamanian man with injury-induced spinal and hip deformities. Shot entirely on location, the production is subtitled in Chinese, English, French, German, Indonesian, Japanese, Russian, Spanish, Thai and Vietnamese.

AIT launches ‘WHA countdown’ in support of Taiwan’s participation

The American Institute in Taiwan (AIT) has initiated a promotional series titled “WHA Countdown” on Facebook to express its support for Taiwan’s participation in the upcoming World Health Assembly (WHA). "The U.S. firmly believes Taiwan has a role to play in global health and should be invited to observe the World Health Assembly (WHA) later this month," the AIT, the U.S. de facto embassy in Taiwan, said on its Facebook page on Friday.

CORONAVIRUS/Taiwan mulling easing COVID-19 restrictions as new cases stay at zero

The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) said Thursday it is considering lifting some of the restrictions related to its COVID-19 coronavirus prevention efforts, as Taiwan has recorded no new cases for the fifth consecutive day, leaving the total number at 429.

CORONAVIRUS/Taiwan official in Manila promotes 'Taiwan model' to combat virus

Taiwan's representative to the Philippines on Monday argued in an op-ed that Taiwan can provide a model for successfully controlling COVID-19 without a lockdown, as the Philippines prepares for a phased re-opening of its economy this week. In the op-ed, which was published in the Philippine Star and Malaya Business Insight, Representative Michael Hsu (徐佩勇) detailed the public health and economic challenges the pandemic has posed to the international community.

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