CORONAVIRUS/Taiwan reports no new COVID-19 cases Friday; total remains 440

Focus Taiwan
Date: 05/08/2020
By: William Yen

Photo courtesy of the CECC

Taipei, May 8 (CNA) Taiwan confirmed no new cases of COVID-19 on Friday, keeping the total at 440 since the pandemic began late last year, according to the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC).

At a daily press briefing, Health Minister Chen Shih-chung (陳時中), who also heads the CECC, said the lack of new cases meant that Taiwan has not had any domestically transmitted infections for 26 straight days since April 12.

"It seems that the epidemic is coming under control in Taiwan. However, we should still be vigilant and make disease prevention a part of our lives so that we can loosen restrictions at a faster pace," Chen said.

He reminded people to keep a distance from each other of 1.5 meters indoors and 1 meter outdoors and to continue to wear masks and wash their hands more frequently than usual.

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