CHINA Mainland civilian entities offer to donate vaccines to Taiwan: spokesperson

CHINA

Mainland civilian entities offer to donate vaccines to Taiwan: spokesperson

Xinhua

18:02, May 26, 2021

BEIJING, May 26 (Xinhua) - A Chinese mainland spokesperson on Wednesday said that two mainland entities had expressed their willingness to donate COVID-19 vaccines to Taiwan to help the island cope with a spike in local infections.

Medical staff wearing a Personal Protective Equipment suite (PPE) takes a nasal swab sample from a man at one of the rapid test stations amid COVID-19 outbreak. Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) sets up more COVID-19 testing stations across Taiwan due to the confirmed COVID-19 cases have surged in Taiwan in recent days. (Photo: CFP)

"We support such efforts and will provide active assistance in this regard," said Zhu Fenglian, a spokesperson for the Taiwan Affairs Office of the State Council, when responding to a media query on the progress of mainland vaccine assistance for the island.

The two entities are a Shanghai-based foundation for medicine and health development and a non-profit social organization in Jiangsu Province that promotes cross-Strait cultural exchange, according to the spokesperson.

She urged Taiwan authorities to remove obstacles to vaccine deliveries as soon as possible.

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