What Taiwan Has Done to Curb Coronavirus Spread

Despite being excluded from the World Health Organization, Taiwan has moved quickly to adopt measures to curb the domestic spread of the coronavirus.

The News Lens
Date: 2020/02/06
By: James X. Morris

Photo Credit: CNA

Lunar New Year has come to an end, but fears of the spread of the coronavirus (2019-nCoV) have not. For Taiwan’s health officials, excluded from the World Health Organization, the task is unenviable. 

As China continues to bear the brunt of the outbreak, Taiwan’s Centers for Disease Control has been monitoring the situation to prevent a possible domestic spread of the virus.

On Wednesday the CDC confirmed the 11th case of the coronavirus, when an evacuee onboard a special flight carrying over 200 Taiwanese out of Wuhan was diagnosed after landing.

The virus itself was first detected in China in December, but several weeks elapsed before the public was made aware, setting off the current global paranoia.     [FULL  STORY]

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