Covid: Taiwan Orders Toughest Curbs Amid Infections Spike

Covid: Taiwan Orders Toughest Curbs Amid Infections Spike

Taiwan's government has imposed its toughest restrictions so far, as the island tries to battle a spike in Covid-19 cases.

Andrew H. Sweet
Andrew H. Sweet
  • Taiwan - which has so far survived the pandemic almost unscathed - reported 207 new infections.
  • The island of 23 million people has recorded 1,682 infections and 12 Covid-related deaths since the start of the pandemic.
  • Taiwan's impressive success battling the coronavirus has been largely attributed to early and strict border controls, a ban on foreign visitors, and mandatory quarantine for all Taiwanese returning home.
  • The government said masks must now be worn outdoors, urging people to work and study from home.
  • Taipei, the capital, remains the main infections hotspot.

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