Latest News 26 November 2020 | As COVID-19 continues to spread globally, the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Auckland has donated 6000 face masks to Counties Manukau Health.
Accepting the donation recently, CM Health chair Vui Mark Gosche said new rules requiring masks be used on public transport in Auckland and domestic flights highlighted their importance in the fight against the spread of the virus.
“The demands for personal protective equipment (PPE) and the need to be able to distribute to people are going to be with us for a long, long time,” Mr Goshe said.
The donated masks would initially be given to the people who visit the hospital.
“Because many of them don’t have the ability to buy their own,” he said, adding, any remaining masks would be distributed within the community.
Director General of the Taipei Economic and Cultural office in Auckland Jeff Liu said 2020 has been a tough year with the threat of the virus still raging.
Mr Liu acknowledged the high death toll the virus has caused globally and noted that both Taiwan and New Zealand were managing to contain COVID-19.
He said that doctors and nurses are the heroes of this crisis and the donation to the CM Health community is a way of showing them support and appreciation.