Barbra Streisand praises Taiwan for coronavirus control

Focus Taiwan
Date: 04/05/2020
By: Emerson Lim

Barbra Streisand (left, photo taken from and President Tsai Ing-wen (CNA file photo)

Taipei, April 5 (CNA) American singer and actress Barbra Streisand on Sunday praised Taiwan's performance in controlling the spread of the new coronavirus outbreak despite the island's geographical proximity to China, where the virus was first detected last year.

In a Twitter post, Streisand said "Taiwan, despite being just 100 miles from mainland China with regular flights to and from Wuhan, has successfully staved off the worst of the coronavirus pandemic."

"The country has so far seen five deaths and just under 350 confirmed cases, and most schools and businesses remain open," she tweeted.

However, as of Sunday afternoon, confirmed new coronavirus disease (COVID-19) cases had increased to 363, with the number of fatalities remaining at 5.    [FULL  STORY]

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