By Government Press Office | BELIZE
BELMOPAN, Belize – On Tuesday, May 18, 2021, the Embassy of the Republic of China (Taiwan) donated 5,000 Made-in-Taiwan surgical masks to the Belize Customs and Excise Department.
The ambassador of the Republic of China (Taiwan) His Excellency David Kuan-Chou Chien, handed over the masks to Estella Bailey-Leslie, Comptroller of the Belize Customs and Excise Department, to assist in protecting the frontline customs officers while they carry out their duties at the borders and the Philip Goldson International Airport.
This is the second donation made to the Belize Customs Department. In June 2020, the Embassy handed over 10,000 Made-in-Taiwan surgical masks and 25 infrared forehead thermometers.
Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, the government of the Republic of China (Taiwan) has made numerous donations of medical equipment to the government of Belize including surgical masks, N-95 masks, infrared forehead thermometers, protective clothing, isolation gowns, automatic nucleic acid (PCR) analyzers, PCR testing kits, and nasal swabs, in support of the efforts of the government of Belize and the ministry of health and wellness of Belize to contain the COVID-19 pandemic.
Most recently, the Embassy handed over additional medical equipment and supplies to Michel Chebat, minister of health and wellness of Belize on April 29, 2021.
The government of the Republic of China (Taiwan) remains committed to assist the people and government of Belize in the fight against COVID-19 and appreciates Belize’s staunch support of Taiwan’s participation in the World Health Organization (WHO) and its annual Assembly, its meetings, mechanisms, and activities.
Through its Embassy in Belize, the government of the Republic of China (Taiwan) will continue to work closely with its partners in the government of Belize to weather this catastrophic pandemic.