Jakarta (Indonesia Window) – Although the World Health Organization (WHO) has not declared a Coronavirus outbreak a global emergency, the number of new cases continues to increase.
A statement from the Taipei Economic and Trade Office (TETO) received in Jakarta on Friday (Jan.24) said that cases of infection that cause inflammation of the respiratory system (pneumonia) were also found in Thailand, the United States, Japan, and South Korea.
On January 22, a patient in Taiwan was confirmed to have been infected by the virus which began in Wuhan, China.
Unfortunately, Taiwan was not invited to the WHO emergency meeting on Wednesday (Jan.22), and was not involved in efforts to deal with the global outbreak because of the “China One Principle”.
However, Taiwan continues to take steps to prevent the epidemic for the safety of Taiwan’s population and all foreigners residing on the Formosa Island, including more than 300,000 Indonesians who work, study and live in the Republic of China (ROC).
Taiwan calls on the WHO to put forward medical professional considerations and remove political prejudice, and invite Taiwan to participate in meetings, mechanisms, and activities related to the handling of the Coronavirus.
Taiwan also calls on the Government of Indonesia and other countries in the world to stand at the forefront with Taiwan in combating the new epidemic from China.
Reporting by Indonesia Window