Life after lockdown: Electronic monitoring, fines and compulsory face masks

New York Post
Date:\ April 25, 2020
By: Paula Froelich

Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen (center) arrives during a ceremony to unveil the Cyber Security Investigation Office New Tapei CityAFP via Getty Images

What will the new normal look like when the lockdown finally ends? If it’s anything like Taiwan, it will be a lot less social and a lot more authoritarian.

Taiwan was one of the few places in the world that didn’t go into lockdown and kept its economy running and citizens working while only recording six deaths out of 400 coronavirus cases.

But it made some immediate and, for the time being, permanent adjustments that could hold the key to what our future will look like in the age of the coronavirus.

While major international airports in the United States are still not temperature checking visitors to our country — and then losing track of them once they exit the airport — Taiwan is the polar opposite.

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