60,000 More Masks, 4 Ventilators From Taiwan

By Demion McTair. Updated 2:06 p.m., Wednesday May 6, 2020, Atlantic Standard Time (GMT-4).

Kingstown, St. Vincent (ONE NEWS SVG) – Taiwan is donating four (4) ventilators and 60,000 facemasks as further assistance for St. Vincent and the Grendadines’ fight against COVID-19.

This was revealed today (May 6) by Minister of Health, Wellness and the Environment, Senator Luke Browne, in his daily Morning Updates on the COVID-19 Pandemic and the National Response.

Recently, Taiwan donated 40,000 surgical face masks and screening equipment.

The Ministry will host another one of its regular press conferences tomorrow (May 7) at 10 a.m., the Minister said.

Other points from his update included the following:

A flight with Vincentians returning from the British Virgin Islands is expected to arrive at the Argyle Intentional Airport later today.

St. Vincent and the Grenadines is receiving support for its response to COVID-19 from several regional and international entities such as the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency/CDEMA (4,000USD for purchase of n95 masks), CARISECURE (15,000USD for health and national security items) and US Southern Command (15,000 USD for N95 masks, examination gloves and respirators).

The Director General of the World Health Organisation said on Monday that one of the best tools in the fight against COVID-19 is also one of the most basic: clean hands. He made this comment on the eve of Hand Hygiene Day.

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