Taiwan Is Exporting Its Coronavirus Successes to the World

Taiwan Is Exporting Its Coronavirus Successes to the World, by Nick Aspinwall.

Taiwan has won global praise for its response to the coronavirus pandemic.

Same population size as Australia, but life goes on almost normally because they monitored then closed their borders early. They continue to crush the curve, using smart contact tracing.

The self-governing island now has 379 COVID-19 cases, a number that has remained relatively low due to a series of aggressive containment, quarantine, and monitoring measures that have limited local transmission of the coronavirus. …

Taiwan, which is not part of the World Health Organization (WHO), decided to screen all passengers from Wuhan starting on Dec. 31, the same day it learned of the then-unknown virus in the Chinese city. Days later, the WHO was first warned that the virus appeared to transmit by direct human-to-human contact …

On March 19, Taiwan closed its borders to nonresidents.

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