By: Tseng Ting-hsun and Evelyn Kao
On Saturday, TF1, the leading television channel in France, ran a story on why Taiwan has been successful in containing the COVID-19 outbreak, reporting fewer than 400 confirmed cases of coronavirus to date and only six deaths.
Reporter Anne-Claire Coudray said Taiwan began preparing to fend off the virus on Dec. 31, 2019 after a health official saw a message on the PTT bulletin board warning that some patients in Wuhan exhibited signs of an unidentified type of pneumonia.
The Central Epidemic Command Center was then activated in January and adopted some 100 precautionary measures without imposing a total lockdown, the report said. [FULL STORY]