Taiwan president urges China to share virus details

(22 Jan 2020) Taiwan’s President Tsai Ing-wen on Wednesday urged China to fulfill its responsibilities as a member of the international society to publicize correct information on a new coronavirus outbreak and to work with Taiwan to prevent it from spreading.
Tsai also urged the World Health Organization to include Taiwan as a full member because she said Taiwan might become the frontline in this fight against the new virus.
“This is also in the interests of Chinese nationals. We also believe that political concerns should not be above the protection of its own people,” said Tsai.
Tsai said there is currently one confirmed case of the coronavirus among 26 people who have been inspected, and that person was currently under good care and the fever had gone.
The number of new cases has risen sharply in China, the center of the outbreak, with 440 confirmed cases as of midnight Tuesday.
Nine people have died, all in China’s Hubei province, since the outbreak emerged in its provincial capital of Wuhan late last month.

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