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Statement attributable to an HHS Spokesperson
August 9, 2020

Alex Azar
Alex Azar

Statement attributable to an HHS Spokesperson:

“Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar and the U.S. delegation touched down at Songshan International Airport at 4:48 PM local time on Sunday, August 9, 2020. As part of the agreed-upon health and safety protocols, members of the delegation disembarked wearing masks and were administered COVID-19 tests at the airport. Dr. Mitchell Wolfe of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention was not able to join the trip, and Dr. Robert Kadlec, HHS Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response joined the delegation.”

The delegation was met by:

Douglas Yu-tien Hsu, Director of North American Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Taiwan

Chung-kwang Tien, Deputy Foreign Minister, Taiwan

Jih-haw Chou, CDC Director General, Taiwan

Brent Christensen, Director, American Institute in Taiwan