By: Ko Lin, Taiwan News, Staff Writer
Tainan Mayor William Lai thanked the Executive Yuan for extending its assistance in helping
the city combat dengue fever epidemic, reports said Thursday.
The mosquito-borne disease continued to show signs of abating in Tainan, Lai told Premier Mao Chi-kuo during a meeting at the Executive Yuan in the morning, where the former presented his report on the current status of dengue spread in Taiwan’s southern city.
“We hope the outbreak can soon come to an end,” he said.
As of Tuesday, the total number of dengue fever cases reported since the start of May has reached 32,390, with 22,243 in Tainan, 9,561 in Kaohsiung, and 185 in Pingtung.