Industry News: President of Taiwan: How My Country Prevented a Major Outbreak of COVID-19

 2020-04-17 By: Quoted from TIME

“The joint efforts of government and private companies—a partnership we have deemed ‘Team Taiwan’—have also enabled us to donate supplies to seriously affected countries,” stated by President Tsai Ing-wen in an article published for the latest issue of TIME magazine.

With the expertise and assistance of Taiwan’s tech industry led by our Digital Minister Audrey Tang, Taiwan has done a splendid job throughout the challenges and hardships imposed by the pandemic of COVID-19.

For example, Yallvend, a Taiwan-based startup, integrated facial recognition, blockchain tracing technology, and health insurance database docking to develop a smart surgical mask vending machine. Other startups such as Heroic-Faith Medical Science, iWEECARE , etc. have also provided their testing and monitoring devices to support the pandemic prevention.

"Supported by technology experts, pharmacies and convenience stores, we devised a system for distributing rationed masks. Here, masks are available and affordable to both hospitals and the general public" said President Tsai.

“In addition to the tireless efforts of our public-health professionals, spearheaded by Health Minister Chen Shih-Chung, our informed citizens have done their part.”COVID-19 is a humanitarian disaster that requires the solidarities of all countries. Taiwan will continue to utilize its strength across technology, medicine, and manufacturing with the global community.

This article was extracted from: TIME