Taiwan, Czech Republic discuss anti-coronavirus efforts

03/26/2020 10:21 PM
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Taipei, March 26 (CNA) Following its cooperation with the United States and European Union, Taiwan recently reached out to the Czech Republic as part of its fight against the coronovirus disease COVID-19 that has swept across the globe, according to Academia Sinica.

In a Facebook post, Academia Sinica said its President James Liao (廖俊智) and Czech Academy of Sciences President Eva Zažímalová on Thursday discussed anti-virus cooperation in a video conference.

Apart from potential two-way collaboration on developing rapid screening kits, Liao said they touched on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and changes it has set in motion, based on social and psychological research.

In addition, Liao said they also discussed how the pandemic would evolve and what social changes it would bring from a diagnostic perspective.

During the video conference, Zažímalová praised Taiwan's outstanding research in related fields and expressed hope that the two countries can work together to combat the disease, according to Liao.

Zažímalová also said she hopes once rapid screening kits for COVID-19 are developed by Taiwan they will help her country better protect its people from the virus.

(By Flor Wang and Wu Hsin-yun)

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