PASIG CITY, April 4 (PIA) - Two Taiwanese groups in the Philippines have donated surgical face masks to help Filipino frontliners in the fight against the coronavirus disease (COVID-19).
The Taiwanese Compatriot Association in the Philippines (TCAP) handed over 5,000 surgical face masks to the Department of Health (DOH) on Wednesday.
According to TCAP Supervisor Edison Lin, the group is committed to donating a total of 10,000 surgical masks to the Philippines but will do so in two batches due to supply issues.
Lin said that the donations are aimed at assisting the Philippines in its battle against the coronavirus and promoting goodwill between the people of Taiwan and the Philippines.
Meanwhile, the Taiwanese Association Philippines (TAP), a group of Taiwanese businessmen, earlier donated some 10,000 surgical masks to the Philippine General Hospital, one of the medical facilities designated by the government as a COVID-19 treatment center.
The DOH central office is located along Rizal Avenue in Manila. (Focus Taiwan/CNA)