Virus Outbreak: Next week critical in fight against coronavirus, Ko saysBy Lee I-chia / Staff reporterTaipei Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) yesterday said that the disease prevention measures implemented in the next week would be critical in determining how the nation’s COVID-19 situation develops. Ko made the remark on the sidelines of a launch event for Cherish Food Taiwan’s Cherish Food Kitchen, which is to provide 300 free hot boxed lunches each day to frontline healthcare professionals at seven hospitals in Taipei and New Taipei City. Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je, right, listens as New Taipei City Mayor Hou You-yi speaks yesterday at an event in New Taipei City organized by Cherish Food Taiwan. The seven hospitals are: New Taipei City Hospital’s Sanchong and Banciao branches, the Ministry of Health and Welfare’s Taipei Hospital and Shuang Ho Hospital, Taipei Municipal Wanfang Hospital, Shinkong Wu Ho-su Memorial Hospital, and Taipei City Hospital’s Chung Hsin Branch. “In my opinion, the upcoming week is the most dangerous period [for Taiwan], as the reported cases have increased by about 20 every day,” he said.
Source: Taipei Times March 28, 2020 15:56 UTC