Taiwan sees record 200 days without local cases

Island has world's best record fighting the virus; rigorous contact tracing among reasons
Straits Times
Date: Oct 30, 2020

Above: Visitors to Xingtian Temple in Taipei getting their temperature checked. Except for wearing face masks and washing hands more often, life has returned to normal in Taiwan. PHOTO: EPA-EFE, REUTERS

TAIPEI • While many places around the world are hitting new highs in coronavirus cases, Taiwan has achieved a different kind of record – 200 days without a locally transmitted case.

Taiwan holds the world's best virus record by far and reached the new landmark yesterday, even as the pathogen explodes anew in Europe and the United States.

Taiwan's last local case was recorded on April 12; there has been no second wave.

What did this island with 23 million people do right? It has had 550 confirmed Covid-19 cases, with only seven deaths.    [FULL  STORY]

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