By writer to focustaiwan.tw
Manila, April 24 (CNA) A Taiwanese enterprise group within the Philippines on Friday stated it is going to donate 2,000 protecting robes to native medical personnel to assist sluggish the unfold of the brand new coronavirus that has contaminated over 1,000 medical employees within the nation.
At a handover ceremony that day, Taiwanese Affiliation Philippines (TAP) chairwoman Huang Ya-hui (黃雅惠) gave 500 protecting robes to Philippines Home of Representatives Deputy Speaker Rose Marie Arenas.
The donation was a part of 2,000 protecting robes bought with the 1.eight million Philippine pesos (NT$1.067 million) raised by Taiwanese enterprise individuals within the Philippines, Huang stated.
Because of restricted protecting provides, some 1,062 medical personnel within the Philippines have been contaminated with the coronavirus, she stated, including that there are fears the native medical system could collapse.
TAP additionally plans to donate one other 500 protecting robes sooner or later to assist native hospitals, whereas the remaining 1,000 will likely be given to the Philippines’ Nationwide Kidney and Transplant Institute and Chinese language Common Hospital and Medical Middle, Huang stated.
Though Metro Manila has been in lock down for over a month, the variety of new coronavirus infections confirmed every day doesn’t appear to be slowing down, Huang stated.
“There are round two to 3 hundred new instances on a regular basis. It’s actually scary and everyone seems to be fearful,” Huang stated.
In accordance with World Well being Group information, as of Thursday, the Philippines had a complete of 6,710 confirmed COVID-19 instances, together with 111 new instances, and a complete of 446 deaths.
Globally, COVID-19 has contaminated 2,732,708 individuals in 184 nations and areas, together with 880,610 within the U.S., 213,024 in Spain, 189,973 in Italy, 185,023 in France and 148,046 in Germany, with a complete of 189,897 fatalities, in keeping with Taiwan’s Central Epidemic Command Middle statistics as of Friday.
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