Inside Taiwan during COVID-19: How the country kept schools and businesses open throughout pandemic

Taiwan acted early to make sure there were supplies of masks, sanitizer

CBC
By: Caitlin Taylor, Stephanie Kampf, Tyana Grundig and David Common · CBC · 
Date:: Mar 21, 2020 | Last Updated: 2 hours ago

How Taiwan is beating COVID-19. Can Canada do the same?

Both Taiwan and Canada reported their first presumptive cases of COVID-19 within days of each other, but their experience of life with the pandemic has been quite different. Children in Taiwan are still in school, restaurants are open and there’s no shortage of protective supplies. Watch what Canada can learn from Taiwan's approach to fight the spread of the coronavirus. 

It's almost life as usual for the Lin family of Taiwan during the coronavirus pandemic — with a few noticeable exceptions.

"We didn't worry too much," said Leeli Chang, who lives with her husband, Terry Lin, and her daughter, Peggy, 8, in a suburb of Taipei.

The family, like many in Taiwan, has continued to go to work, to school and out shopping as normal since the COVID-19 pandemic began, but now with some precautions in place — such as regular temperature checks and hand sanitizer dispensers outside most public buildings and protective masks.    [FULL  STORY]

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