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World coronavirus: taiwan says to be in discussions with the US for vaccines

10:15  18 may  2021
10:15  18 may  2021 Source:   lepoint.fr

Taiwan Blasts China's 'Shameless Lies' After Beijing Claims Nobody Cares More About Taiwanese

  Taiwan Blasts China's 'Shameless Lies' After Beijing Claims Nobody Cares More About Taiwanese "After what Beijing has done to Xinjiang, Tibet & Hong Kong, no sane person would believe it could take care of Taiwan's health needs or otherwise," Taiwan's foreign minister tweeted on Tuesday.Last week, the United States and Group of Seven (G7) nations called for Taiwan's "meaningful participation" in the WHO and World Health Assembly (WHA), which will meet on May 24.

Chen further said whether Chinese-made vaccines can be imported into Taiwan depends on trade regulations between China and Taiwan . As for the 600 million doses of vaccines that Chinese vaccine firm Sinovac will make available by the end of this year, Chen said Taiwan would have to make considerations based on the safety of the vaccines . There doesn't seem to be as big of an urgency for them to buy vaccine compare to the covid flares in Europe/ United States /Canada.

A surge of coronavirus infections in Taiwan , one of the world’s Covid-19 mitigation success stories, has led to its stock of 300,000 doses rapidly running out, with only about 1% of its 23 million people vaccinated . AstraZeneca said that through the Covax facility it was committed to broad and Many have either cleared the exams and are waiting for their licences to be issued, while others are to sit for the test next month. “ We are not demanding that foreign graduates should be allowed to conduct surgeries, but they must be allowed to work as frontline workers at such a critical juncture,” said

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CORONAVIRUS: TAIWAN DIT ÊTRE EN DISCUSSIONS AVEC LES USA POUR DES VACCINS © Reuters / Ann Wang Coronavirus: Taiwan says to be in Discussions with the US for

Taipei vaccines (Reuters) - Taiwan is in discussions with the United States to receive some of the VVID-19 vaccine doses that US President Joe Biden intends to send abroad, said Tuesday the Taiwanese ambassador De facto in Washington, while the island faces a rare outbreak of local contaminations.

Joe Biden announced Monday that the United States would deliver at least 20 million vaccines to foreign countries by the end of June.

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A surge of coronavirus infections in Taiwan , one of the world’s Covid-19 mitigation success stories, has led to its stock of 300,000 doses rapidly running out, with only about 1% of its 23 million people vaccinated . AstraZeneca said that through the Covax facility it was committed to broad and Many have either cleared the exams and are waiting for their licences to be issued, while others are to sit for the test next month. “ We are not demanding that foreign graduates should be allowed to conduct surgeries, but they must be allowed to work as frontline workers at such a critical juncture,” said

Read more: Germany and US wrestle over coronavirus vaccine . The Taiwanese government also provides support for those put under quarantine. Local village leaders will bring a bag of basic supplies like food or books to quarantined individuals. The lead researcher of the team, Dr. Yang An-Suei, said on March 8 that the next step for the team is to validate the product before rolling out a rapid test kit in Taiwan . Read more: Coronavirus : Who is particularly at risk and why? And although Beijing continues to block Taiwan from rejoining the World Health Organization (WHO), public health expert

"We are in negotiations and we strive to succeed," said Hsiao Bi-Khim at the Taiwanese official news agency, adding that if such contracts were of the authority of the Taiwanese Ministry of Health, its services The role of interacting with the United States to advance these demands.

The United States, like most countries, do not have formal diplomatic ties with Taiwan, but the most important international support of the island.

Taiwan reported more than 700 new cases of coronavirus contamination during the past week, causing the establishment of new restrictions in the Taipei capital and a certain torpor in a population accustomed to live almost normally. that the epidemic was under control.

(Ben Blanchard, French version Jean Terzian)

Taiwan struggles with testing backlog amid largest outbreak .
TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Facing Taiwan’s largest outbreak of the pandemic and looking for rapid virus test kits, the mayor of the island’s capital did what anyone might do: He Googled it. “If you don’t know, and you try to know something, please check Google,” Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je quipped. Praised for its success at keeping the virus away for more than a year, Taiwan had until May recorded just 1,128 cases and 12 deaths. But the number of locally transmitted cases started growing this month and it soon became clear that the central government was ill prepared not only to contain the virus, but to even detect it on a large scale due to a lack of investment in rapid testing.

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