In a few days, more people in Trump’s orbit tested positive for coronavirus than in all of Taiwan

Trump announced his positive test early Friday, and was admitted to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center later that day. He returned Monday to the White House, where he removed his mask, despite doctors saying he was still contagious.

Meanwhile, Taiwan — the self-ruled island home to 23 million people — reported just eight new cases in the past week.

More than a dozen countries have reported fewer than 10 new coronavirus cases in the past seven days, including several that have not reported any cases at all. Not all such case numbers are reliable. Some countries are facing serious testing shortages. Others stand accused of avoiding public disclosure of their case numbers. But Taiwan has been widely praised for its handling of the coronavirus pandemic.

Late last year, as word of an unusual respiratory illness in the Chinese city of Wuhan began to spread, Taiwanese officials scrambled to start screening passengers arriving from the city as early as Dec. 31. In January, a Taiwanese health official raised serious alarm about the virus in an attempt to warn the rest of the world about what could come next.

But it was months before many other governments realized the virus was set to upend the world as we know it.

As hospital wards became overwhelmed in hot spots across the globe, Taiwan — which was prepared to launch intensive contact-tracing initiatives — has managed to avoid the worst of the pandemic. The island has confirmed just 521 coronavirus cases and seven deaths, according to a Johns Hopkins University tally. The vast majority of cases have not been domestically transmitted.

In August, Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar visited the island, where he commended officials for their fast response to the pandemic, calling it “world-class.” Speaking to reporters in Taipei, Azar told reporters that Taiwan acted quickly in part because it had been “scarred” by Beijing’s handling of the SARS outbreak nearly two decades earlier.

Elsewhere, numbers are a bit cloudier.

Several countries reporting fewer than 10 cases in the past week are located in sub-Saharan Africa, including some that did not report any new cases to the World Health Organization. Although many countries in Africa appear to have fared far better against the virus than experts initially suggested they might, in some places, testing shortages or other factors could be affecting case counts.

Experts have questioned the caseload in Tanzania, for example, where President John Magufuli has insisted that the country’s outbreak is “absolutely finished.”

And when it comes to cloudy numbers, the same holds true for how many infections may trace their roots back to the White House. Numerous guests who attended the Rose Garden event told The Washington Post they have not been subject to a contact-tracing effort.

And Trump’s behavior since his diagnosis — including his decision to leave the hospital to drive past his supporters and to remove his mask upon return to the White House on Monday — has stunned epidemiologists, who fear he continues

DONY supply COVID face mask, PPE medical coverall to Singapore, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Macao, Malaysia

DONY Launches Full Line of Personal Protective Equipment: The DONY Mask, The DONY Disposable Surgical Protective Coverall, and The DONY Medical Isolation Gown Suit – Full Protection From Head to Toe.

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The company is supplying globally, the majority of Dony's customers are in the following 15 countries: Malaysia, Hong Kong, Japan, Taiwan, Korea, Macao, France, Germany, United Kingdom, USA, Canada, Singapore, UK, UAE and Australia.
The company is supplying globally, the majority of Dony’s customers are in the following 15 countries: Malaysia, Hong Kong, Japan, Taiwan, Korea, Macao, France, Germany, United Kingdom, USA, Canada, Singapore, UK, UAE and Australia.
The company is supplying globally, the majority of Dony’s customers are in the following 15 countries: Malaysia, Hong Kong, Japan, Taiwan, Korea, Macao, France, Germany, United Kingdom, USA, Canada, Singapore, UK, UAE and Australia. 

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DONY Launches Full Line of Personal Protective Equipment: The DONY Mask, The DONY Disposable Surgical Protective Coverall, and The DONY Medical Isolation Gown Suit - Full Protection From Head to Toe.
DONY Launches Full Line of Personal Protective Equipment: The DONY Mask, The DONY Disposable Surgical Protective Coverall, and The DONY Medical Isolation Gown Suit – Full Protection From Head to Toe.
DONY Launches Full Line of Personal Protective Equipment: The DONY Mask, The DONY Disposable Surgical Protective Coverall, and The DONY Medical Isolation Gown Suit – Full Protection From Head to Toe.

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, Sept. 29, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — With the COVID-19 pandemic in mind, the Vietnamese manufacturer DONY GARMENT is proud to announce the launch of a full line of high-quality personal protective equipment. Companies across the globe have stepped up to provide the products and services needed for the world to continue fighting, and DONY is proud to be part of that effort, with the introduction of disposable medical protective coveralls clothing, premium reusable face mask, and disposable surgical sterile isolation gown suit.

The DONY Mask:

The DONY Mask provides the highest level of COVID-19 protection, reusable up to sixty times, with a bacterial filtration efficiency of over 99%. And that’s not all:

  • – UV Protection of up to 99.95%

  • – Sterilized prior to packaging

  • – Perfect Water Resistance

  • – Air Resistance greater than requirements across Europe

  • – Elasticity over 2x higher than usual masks

The DONY Mask is certified by organizations across the world, including the United States FDA, the French Armed Forces, the Australian Department of Health, and more. As a result, you can rest easy knowing you are providing the highest quality protection to your organization. DONY products even have a 100% money-back guarantee!

The time is right for a better kind of face mask, says DONY [CEO] Henry Pham. And Viet Nam is the right country to provide it.

In the past, the world turned to China when it needed massive quantities of consumer products,” notes Pham. “The COVID-19 pandemic changed that a bit and the ongoing trade war between China and the US have inhibited Chinese production of PPE even more.

“Other countries have been catching up to China’s manufacturing capacity: we can now produce nearly a quarter-million DONY Masks a day when needed. We do it with a degree of precision and quality control that larger Chinese manufacturers can’t match, and with the same low overhead, government support, and access to global shipping channels that China is known for.

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