Former President Ma Ying-jeou on Wednesday called on Taiwan’s government to assist China with battling the ongoing novel coronavirus outbreak.
The outbreak began in mid-December 2019 and originates from the Chinese city of Wuhan. Novel coronavirus has so far infected close to 6,000 people in China, and has resulted in 132 deaths.
Ma says countries like Japan and the United States have all offered assistance to Beijing to tackle the ongoing outbreak. He said Taiwan should provide China with medical and humanitarian aid in order to minimize the virus’ threat on both sides of the Taiwan Strait.