Ambassador Tom Lee
By Loshaun Dixon
The government of the Republic of China (Taiwan) has re-expressed its support for St. Kitts and Nevis in its fight against COVID-19.
Resident Ambassador to the Federation from Taiwan Tom Lee said at this challenging time the government of Taiwan would want to take this opportunity to reassure that as a strong ally to St. Kitts and Nevis it will continue to work closely with the government of St. Kitts and Nevis in this fight.
He said Taiwan is willing to share technical support and experience with St. Kitts and Nevis following successes in controlling the disease in his country.##
“Our experts in Taiwan have helped the government of St. Kitts and Nevis in preparation plans and as soon as we learnt there were two confirmed cases in St. Kitts and Nevis, our government immediately organized a conference to share experience and control measures with the JNF Hospital.”
He said Taiwan will also look to donate critical medical supplies to the ministry of health. “Our embassy has been working closely with the Ministry of Health to secure nine portable ventilators and other critical medical supplies. I am very pleased to announce based on the cordial relations with St. Kitts and Nevis we will donate 40,000 masks, six thermal detectors and a batch of thermometer gowns.”
Ambassador Lee said they are expected to arrive in St. Kitts and Nevis sometime next week. He said the local embassy will also provide 6,000 masks and other medical supplies. “Please be rest assured at this difficult time Taiwan is always a friend St. Kitts and Nevis can rely on. Together we will succeed in fighting against this virus.”
He assured that the students from St. Kitts and Nevis studying in Taiwan are all safe. “All the students from St. Kitts and Nevis are safe and sound in Taiwan. Taiwan is one of the few countries where schools are still open and people still go to their offices to work. We are containing the pandemic pretty well.”