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Taiwan condemns its exclusion from the WHO World Assembly in the middle of the coronavirus pandemic

May 18, 2020

The Taiwanese authorities have condemned their exclusion from the World Health Organization (WHO) World Assembly, which takes place annually and starts this Monday.

“It is a loss for WHO that the Taiwanese model cannot be shared at such an important meeting,” Health and Social Affairs Minister Chen Shih Chung said during a press conference in the capital, Taipei.

As explained in a statement to which the CNA network had access, the Taiwanese government will “immediately” send a protest letter to the WHO, which Taiwan does not recognize in light of the pressure exerted by the Chinese government, and regards the island as one of its provinces.

Taiwan condemns its exclusion from the WHO World Assembly in the middle of the coronavirus pandemic
Taiwan condemns its exclusion from the WHO World Assembly in the middle of the coronavirus pandemic

Since the pandemic began, Taiwan has had seven deaths and 440 confirmed coronavirus cases. This puts Taiwan in 156th place on the list of countries with one confirmed case per million inhabitants. A total of 187 countries and areas are infected.