The Governor Juan F. Luis Hospital & Medical Center thanks the government of Taiwan, Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Miami (“TECO”) for their donation of 20,000 medical masks during National Hospital Week. According Interim Chief Executive OfficerDyma Williams,“ The JFL Team is thankful to TECOfor 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. 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.”
On behalf of TECO, Director General David Chien, in a statement indicated: “COVID-19 is a global pandemic... a common threat to mankind around the world. 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."
According to Mr. Weeks, “Taiwan has transformed itself from an importer to the world’s second-largest producer of medical masks. 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.”
Anyone who wants to contribute to JFL's efforts during the COVID-19 pandemic to support patients and frontline healthcare workers may contact firstname.lastname@example.org the subject line DONATION. For more information on COVID-19, please visit the V.I. Department of Health’s website, doh.vi.gov or text COVID19USVI to 888777.