CORONAVIRUS/COVID-19 in Taiwan -- 6 months on
Over the past six months, Taiwan and the rest of the world have undergone dramatic changes because of a novel coronavirus first reported in central China late last year, which causes a respiratory disease later named COVID-19 by the World Health Organization.
As of June 30, Taiwan had confirmed 447 COVID-19 cases, including seven deaths, 437 recovered patients, and three in hospital, while global infections had climbed to more than 10 million, according to data from Taiwan's Centers for Disease Control.
During the first four months of 2020, Taiwan introduced a series of COVID-19 control measures, ranging from tighter border controls and delayed opening of schools for the spring semester to social distancing rules.
The following are some of the key developments in Taiwan in the past six months:
Face masks - the new normal
March 12: New online sales of surgical masks begin
Only few patients were willing to come forward and share their COVID-19 experiences.
In May, after days of no new domestically transmitted COVID-19 cases in Taiwan, the government began considering easing some restrictions, such as the ban on mass gatherings, and reopening the borders.
Tests, treatments abd vaccine development
From July 1
For latest COVID-19 information: Taiwan Centers for Disease Control
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