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Why Taiwan is doing well fighting the virus

2020/03/16 18:05

As of Monday, Taiwan has 67 confirmed cases of the novel coronavirusCOVID-19, with one death, much lower than the numbers reported in many other countries around the world, which have seen hundreds or thousands of cases. The low number of cases comes despite Taiwan being so close to mainlandChina, the origin of the disease outbreak, and havingextensive cross-strait exchanges, including many Taiwanese people and Chinese tourists coming here during the Lunar New Year holiday in January when the disease was spreading rapidly in China's Wuhan city. Taiwan's Health Minister Chen Shih-chung, whois also chief of the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC), explains at a recent CECC press conference why Taiwan has had relatively few COVID-19 cases andwhat lessons countries around the world may gain from its experience as they battle this pandemic.

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