Taiwan CECC head declares lockdown unnecessary despite recent coronavirus cluster
By: Kelvin Chen, Taiwan News, Staff Writer
Chen Shih-chung (陳時中), head of the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) and Minister of Health and Welfare, said at a press conference Wednesday (April 22) that this recent coronavirus cluster was an emergency but Taiwan was still far from a complete nationwide lockdown, according to CNA
Chen attended the Taiwan Cabinet’s conference on the progress of economic revitalization Wednesday morning. Responding to questions from reporters, Chen stated that everyone must be cautious but that overall Taiwan has gone almost 10 days without any local cases.
The situation must be considered in the context of the global pandemic, local conditions, and Taiwan’s emergency management capabilities, he added. Chen assured the public that “Taiwan has not yet reached the point of a lockdown.” [FULL STORY]