Taiwan counted its 200th day on Thursday without registering a single case of nationally transmitted coronavirus, just like other parts of the worldâ ???? as the US and Europe grapple with record outbreaks in new cases, making this island nation a rare pandemic success
That’s no small feat, especially considering how many people live there – with nearly 24 million people, that would be somewhere between Florida and Texas in terms of population, but in comparison, these US states have respectively counted 790,000 and 931,000 cases, with over 16,000 and 18,000 deaths each
â ???? Taiwan is the only major country that has so far been able to eliminate community transmission of Covid, â € “ Peter Collignon, a professor in the Australian National University’s medical school, told Bloomberg, adding that the country had probably had the best result in the world.at ????
Taiwan has been well served by quickly closing borders and heavily monitoring travel as well as mandatory two-week quarantines of new arrivals since – as no new cases of local spread have been reported, the country in counted 20 new cases coming from overseas in the past 14 days, according to a Bloomberg report, with three recorded on Thursday alone
The country’s past being affected by SARS in a 2003 epidemic that infected hundreds and killed dozens is considered fresh enough in people’s memories that the widespread wearing of masks The viral spread was easily accepted by most of the population, and the government had also already put in place systems to quickly deal with a public health disaster like the coronavirus, reported the Washington Post
The country has also made quarantine easier for residents by providing grocery shopping and food delivery services, although hefty fines of up to $ 35,000 have also been put in place to deter people who would break up. quarantine, according to Bloomberg
553 That’s the number of confirmed cases Taiwan counted Thursday, Johns Hopkins University tracker says Taiwan has counted seven deaths since the start of the coronavirus pandemic, and no new local cases have been reported since mid-April
While the vast majority of national economies have fallen since the onset of the coronavirus pandemic, Taiwan’s success in tackling the virus has been rewarded as experts predict the economy could grow 177% this year thanks to a recovery in spending and a government stimulus plan
Unlike Taiwan, much of the world is grappling with new outbreaks of the coronavirus In the US, seven-day averages of new cases have surpassed previous highs seen over the summer, while countries Europe order new lockdowns in hopes of curbing rise in new cases Along with Taiwan, other island countries have successfully prevented coronavirus infections, including Australia and New Zealand
I am originally from Texas and cover the latest news from New York Previously, I was editorial assistant at the Forbes office in London
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