ROC / Taiwan Donating 100,000 surgical Masks To Commonwealth

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By Representative Donald Wong
Monday, April 20, 2020
Commonwealth of Massachusetts
It was a honor to witness ROC / Taiwan donating 100,000 surgical masks to the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Taiwan 🇹🇼 has been a great friend 🤝to our nation. In a time of need, they are here.
Thank you.

🇹🇼Taiwan Government Donates 100K Medical Face Masks to Massachusetts

On behalf of the government of the Republic of China (Taiwan), and in response to Governor Charlie Baker’s call to support medical providers in the fight against #COVID19, Director-General Douglas Hsu of the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Boston (TECO-Boston) donated 100,000 medical face masks to the Commonwealth today. This critical supply will go directly to health care professionals👨‍⚕️👩‍⚕️ on the frontlines as they work around the clock to treat and save lives in Massachusetts. By taking concrete action, Taiwan has demonstrated its determination to stand with Massachusetts in this war against the #COVID19 pandemic.💪

President 蔡英文 Tsai Ing-wen, ROC (Taiwan), announced earlier this month, that in addition to an earlier agreement of a weekly donation of 100,000 masks to the U.S. under a mutual medical cooperation scheme, 🇹🇼Taiwan is also donating 2 million medical masks to the 🇺🇸United States and 8 million masks to our friends around the world confronting the pandemic. Though still excluded from the #WHO, Taiwan believes that countries around the globe must 💪unite, show solidarity, provide mutual assistance, and work together when facing this unprecedented global crisis.

Taiwan and Massachusetts share a long history of friendship and cooperation. The 100K medical masks are made in and directly shipped from Taiwan. This is also the first time that the Commonwealth has received such a donation of masks directly from a foreign government. Taiwan cherishes its partnership with the Commonwealth and joins hands with Massachusetts through this challenge.🤝

In addition to the above donation, 🇹🇼TECO-Boston also worked with the local Taiwan community to donate 3,000 cloth face masks from Taiwan, as well as handsewn masks through the teamwork of local Taiwanese-American mothers, to state and city government institutions including the MTBA, Boston Police Department, and Boston Fire Department to show our appreciation for all they do to keep us safe. 👍

We are all in this together. In this difficult time, Taiwan stands with Massachusetts in our common fight against COVID-19. Taiwan can help and Taiwan is helping! Together, we will win!

#TaiwanCanHelp
#TaiwanIsHelping
#StrongerTogether

🤝台麻攜手 共同抗疫💪

為響應麻州州長Charlie Baker呼籲支援麻州醫護人員個人防護裝備需求,本處徐處長本(20)日代表中華民國政府捐贈麻州州政府10萬片醫療用口罩。這些由台灣製造的口罩將由麻州政府陸續分送予第一線醫療照護人員使用,以實際行動展現台灣協助麻州政府共同抗疫!

蔡英文總統在本年四月初宣布,在🇹🇼🇺🇸台美醫療合作架構下,台灣除每週提供美聯邦政府十萬片口罩外,並再捐贈美國兩百萬片及其他疫情嚴重之友好國家八百萬片口罩,共同對抗疫情。台灣雖迄仍無法參與世界衛生組織(WHO),但我們堅信 #防疫無國界,國際社會應該團結起來💪,彼此幫助,協力共度這場史無前例的全球危機。

✨台灣與麻州一向享有深厚友誼及長遠合作。此次捐贈的10萬片口罩全部均為🇹🇼台灣製造,並由台灣直接運抵麻州,更為麻州政府在疫情爆發後,首次接獲之外國政府直接援贈。台灣珍視與麻州的夥伴關係,將繼續共同攜手合作,一同度過難關🤝

除了前述的捐贈之外,本處也與麻州台灣人社團共同合作募款,將自台灣訂購的三千片口罩,以及由麻州台灣媽媽團隊手工縫紉的布口罩,捐贈給波士頓市警局、波士頓消防局,以及麻州交通局(MBTA)。台灣會與麻州及波士頓市政府站在一起💪,共同面對疫情的挑戰。

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