Virus Outbreak: CECC’s Chen Shih-chung will not be replaced: premierBy Sean Lin / Staff reporterPremier Su Tseng-chang (蘇貞昌) yesterday said he would not replace Minister of Health and Welfare Chen Shih-chung (陳時中) as head of the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC). Former Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) legislator Apollo Chen (陳學聖) last week called for Chen Shih-chung to be replaced, citing the contracting economy and panic buying of daily necessities amid the COVID-19 pandemic. A police officer takes Premier Su Tseng-chang’s temperature before he enters the Legislative Yuan in Taipei yesterday. Photo: Wang Yi-sung, Taipei TimesChen Shih-chung “is very professional and responsible, and he has done a great job,” Su told reporters at the Legislative Yuan in Taipei. Chen Shih-chung’s approval rating reflects public approval of the overall team, Su said.
Source: Taipei Times March 27, 2020 15:56 UTC