Virgin Islands Free Press

Juan F. Luis Hospital Gets 20,000 Medical Masks From Government of Taiwan

CHRISTIANSTED — The Governor Juan F. Luis Hospital & Medical Center administration said that it was grateful to the Government of Taiwan, Taipei Economic and Cultural Office (TECO) in Miami for their donation of 20,000 medical masks during National Hospital Week.

“The JFL Team is thankful to TECO for this generous donation of 20,000 masks during National Hospital Week that will ensure that we are able to protect frontline healthcare workers and patients,” JFL Interim Chief Executive Officer Dyma Williams said. “We are forever grateful for this show of goodwill and hope for the U.S. Virgin Islands during this pandemic. I also would like to take this time to thank U.S. Virgin Islands Special Economic Envoy to Taiwan, Anthony Weeks, for his assistance in helping to arrange and coordinate the delivery of the donated medical masks to the hospital.”

The government of Taiwan’s representative in Miami also commented.

“COVID-19 is a global pandemic… a common threat to mankind around the world,” Taipei Economic and Cultural Office Director David Chien said. “This virus knows no borders; the international community must stand together to confront this challenge. Taiwan cherishes the long-lasting relationship established with the USVI and wishes to express its support through the donation of the 20,000 medical masks. The donation not only fulfills the promise that ‘Taiwan can help,’ but that Taiwan is helping.”

Businessman Weeks also commented.

“Taiwan has transformed itself from an importer to the world’s second-largest producer of medical masks,” Weeks said. “Countries around the globe must unite, show solidarity, provide mutual assistance, and work together to combat the novel coronavirus. As a Virgin Islander, it is my privilege to work with the JFL Team to protect frontline healthcare workers.”

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