Assistance from Taiwan continues as Palau receives a thermal scanner courtesy of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Taiwan to help with the response to COVID-19.

The equipment was originally given to the Ministry of Health, however the Ministry of Health thought the equipment will be more effective at the airport where there are more people to screen.

A thermal scanner can capture heat emitted by objects and hotter objects look brighter on the machine. According to Minister Obichang, the thermal scanner in the airport’s possession can scan more than one person.

He thanked Minister Roberts for giving them the thermal scanner and he mentioned that the scanner will make screening much faster as well as effective for the healthcare workers at the airport.

Minister Roberts conveyed his gratitude for the Taiwan government for their donation of the thermal scanner and their generous assistance in Palau’s response to COVID-19.