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COVID-19: Tests and mask for US health chief Alex Azar on Taiwan visit

COVID-19: Tests and mask for US health chief Alex Azar on Taiwan visit

6/8/2020 8:53:00 AM

COVID-19: Tests and mask for US health chief Alex Azar on Taiwan visit

US Secretary of Health and Human Services Alex Azar and his delegation will have to be tested for the novel coronavirus before getting to Taiwan ...

WorldFILE PHOTO: US Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Alex Azar listens during a roundtable discussion hosted by US President Donald Trump in the Cabinet Room at the White House in Washington, US, on Jun 15, 2020. (Photo: REUTERS/Leah Millis/File Photo)

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06 Aug 2020 01:37PMShare this contentBookmarkTAIPEI: US Secretary of Health and Human Services Alex Azar and his delegation will have to be tested for the novel coronavirus before getting to Taiwan and again when they arrive, and they must wear masks, a government official said on Thursday (Aug 6).

Azar's will be the most senior US official to visit Taiwan in four decades - a trip that has angered China, which claims the democratic island as its own. Washington broke off official ties with Taipei in 1979 in favour of Beijing. Read more: CNA »

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