A Los Angeles County official thanked Taiwan on Thursday for a donation of 90,000 surgical face masks. Kathryn Barger, a member of the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, said that the donation was a symbol of the sibling-like relationship between Los Angeles County and Taiwan.
Barger met with the head of the Taipei Economic & Cultural Office in Los Angeles, Abraham Chu, to receive the donation. The surgical masks were delivered in ten boxes, each with the words “Taiwan Can Help” printed on them. At a handover ceremony, Barger said that the Los Angeles County government can learn from Taiwan. Barger added that she would like to visit Taiwan after the pandemic.
Barger then took to Facebook, posting pictures of her and Chu with the caption “Thank you to the Republic of China (Taiwan) for generously donating 90,000 masks for front line workers in Los Angeles County!”