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Taiwan, U.S. announce joint efforts to fight coronavirus

Taipei, March 18 (CNA) Taiwan and the United States are stepping up efforts to contain the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak by sharing best practices and cooperating on a range of activities, according to a joint statement issued by the two sides Wednesday.

The two sides will form a partnership on the research and development of rapid tests as well as the research and production of vaccines and medicines, according to the statement issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) and the American Institute in Taiwan (AIT).

Other cooperation measures include sharing contact tracing techniques and technology, holding joint conferences with scientists and experts, and exchanging medical supplies and equipment, the joint statement said.


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