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Coronavirus

Taiwan to spend $35 bln fighting virus, to donate 10 mln masks

Taiwanese president Tsai Ing-Wen speaks at a non woven filter fabric factory, where the fabric is used to make surgical face masks, in Taoyuan, Taiwan, March 30.   © Reuters

TAIPEI (Reuters) -- Taiwan dramatically upped its estimate for how much it would spend helping the economy deal with the impact of the coronavirus to $35 billion on Wednesday, and said it would donate 10 million face masks to the most needy countries.

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