Life expectancy of Americans was increasing before the epidemic

A volunteer speaks through a megaphone to remind people to wear masks under Christmas decorations on December 18 in New Taipei City, Taiwan. Richie B Tongo / EPA-EFE / Shutterstock

According to data released by the island’s Ministry of Health, Taiwan has since April given the first report of a locally broadcast Kovid-19 case since April.

The ministry said the case was about a woman in her 30s, who had another positive case, a foreign pilot, contact between 8 December and 12.

The island of 23 million people last reported a locally transmitted case on 12 April.

Taiwan also reported three imported cases on Tuesday, bringing its total Kovid-19 infection since the epidemic. Coronavirus has killed only seven people in Taiwan since 770.

A top Taiwanese health official said that according to Taiwan’s state media, the island would not consider banning flights from the UK after a new strain was already detected due to adequate preventive measures.

Outbreak of Taiwan: Taipei’s response to the coronovirus epidemic has been one of the world’s most effective.

Taiwan has never had to enforce a strict lockdown. Nor did it resort to stricter restrictions on civil liberties, like mainland China.

Instead, Taiwan’s response focused on speed. Taiwan authorities began screening passengers on direct flights from Wuhan, where the virus was first identified on December 31, 2019 – when the virus was mostly the subject of rumors and limited reporting.

Taiwan confirmed its first reported case of the novel Coronavirus on 21 January and then banned Wuhan residents from visiting the island. All passengers arriving from mainland China, Hong Kong and Macao had to undergo screening.

All of this happened before going into a lockout in Wuhan on 23 January. As of March, Taiwan banned most foreign nationals from entering the island, in addition to diplomats, residents and people with special entry visas.


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