Cosmetic chain sees 1 million masks sell out in 30 minutes

Poya, one of the major cosmetic chains in Taiwan, said the 1 million surgical face masks it put on shelves in its stores Thursday sold out within half an hour. Almost all of the chain's 230 sto...

Taiwan's CSD now selling plethora of colorful masks

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As the ban on the sale of face masks was lifted on Monday (June 1), Taiwanese mask brand China Surgical Dressings Center Co., Ltd (CSD) announced that it would begin selli...

Update: Taiwan's FamilyMart to start selling face masks on Tuesday

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — FamilyMart on Tuesday (June 2) will be the first convenience store in Taiwan to sell Made-in-Taiwan face masks since the government relaxed restrictions on sales, while ma...

Mexico pharmacies: face masks found in trash being re-sold

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A group representing Mexican pharmacy owners said Monday it has received reports about people picking used surgical face masks out of the trash and reselling them. ...

Wearing face masks prevented spread of coronavirus in Taiwan: CECC

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Face masks are a significant factor in reducing the spread of Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19), with the odds of transmitting the disease dropping by up to 99 percent if both ...

Taiwan, Vatican team up to provide facial masks to Africa

In a spirit of collaboration, the Holy See will donate 100,000 surgical face masks provided by Taiwan to certain African countries to help them combat the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic, Taiwan's a...

Taiwan donates 500,000 medical masks to Canada

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) announced on Tuesday (April 28) that it had delivered 500,000 medical masks to Canada on April 22, and the Canadian Trade O...

Taiwan's donation of 100,000 masks arrive in Singapore

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A ceremony was held at the Singapore Red Cross on Wednesday (April 22) to announce the arrival of 100,000 medical masks donated by Taiwan. During the donation ceremony,...

Masks can be ordered at Taiwan convenience stores starting today

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's latest variant on its face mask rationing system, which enables health insurance cardholders to pre-order masks at convenience stores, got underway on Wednesd...

Elizabeth Warren thanks Taiwan for donating 100,000 masks to Massachusetts

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Senator Elizabeth Warren on Tuesday (April 21) thanked Taiwan for donating 100,000 medical masks to her state of Massachusetts, but called on U.S. President Donald Trump t...

Taiwan president pushes online diplomacy through tweets

President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) saw the number of her Twitter account followers surge past 1 million earlier this week as the social media platform has become a tool to strengthen Taiwan's participat...

Taiwan donates rain suits to alleviate serious PPE shortage in Japan

A Taiwanese doctor living in Japan has arranged a donation of over 10,000 disposable rain suits for use by front-line medical workers in Osaka, which is suffering from a shortage of personal protectiv...

3 stores spotted selling Taiwan flag masks in New Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As pride in Taiwan is on the rise for its handling of the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, members of a Taiwanese Facebook group have pinpointed three spots in New T...

Taiwan to donate medical masks to Singapore

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) confirmed on Wednesday (April 7) that Singapore is among the New Southbound Policy (NSP) nations that it will be donating o...

EU thanks Taiwan for swift delivery of 1.6 million medical masks

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — European Union officials have publicly thanked Taiwan for swiftly delivering desperately needed medical masks as the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to exact a heav...