Virus Outbreak: Firm donates COVID-19 picture booksBy Dennis Xie / Staff writer, with CNATaiwan Mac Educational Co is to donate 1,000 picture books about COVID-19 to the Ministry of Education, which said it would distribute them to schools across the nation, the publisher said on Tuesday. The book, titled Say Bye Bye to the Novel Coronavirus (和新型冠狀病毒說 Bye Bye) uses vivid illustrations to explain how COVID-19 has affected the world and what preventive measures people can adopt to keep it away, Democratic Progressive Party Legislator Kao Chia-yu (高嘉瑜) said. Kao said that she facilitated the donation after learning about the book’s upcoming release during an interview with the Taipei-based publisher about the outbreak’s effect on the local publishing industry. National Taiwan University Hospital pediatrician Huang Li-min, right, Democratic Progressive Party Legislator Kao Chia-yu, center, and Taiwan Mac Educational Co president Huang Chang-fa hold copies of a picture book about COVID-19 at a news conference in Taipei on Tuesday. K-12 Education Administration member Chan Ya-hui (詹雅惠) said that her agency would send the books to schools across Taiwan, prioritizing rural areas.
Source: Taipei Times March 27, 2020 15:56 UTC