(CBS4) — Colorado has received a shipment of 200,000 surgical masks and more than 2,000 thermometers from Taiwan. This is the second time Taiwan has sent us much-needed medical equipment.
“Colorado is grateful for your donation and continuing friendship,” the Colorado Office of Emergency Management said in statement.
Sen. Cory Gardner has developed a relationship with the president of Taiwan during his time as chair of the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on East Asia. President Tsai Ing-Wen even visited Colorado last summer because of the junior Republican senator. It was the the first time a sitting president of Taiwan had come here.
Taiwan is sending a total of 2 million N95 face masks to the United States.
“When I found out that we had been able to secure, with the great generosity of Taiwan, two million masks — and we’d have a huge chunk of that coming to Colorado — I cried,” Gardner told CBS4 Political Specialist Shaun Boyd back in April. “I have’t been able to sleep at night knowing that so many people are facing the anxieties they face.”Read the Article Here