Once Asia's COVID-19 success stories, Taiwan and Singapore see resurgence in cases

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Despite being considered success stories in containing COVID-19,… Singapore and Taiwan are now imposing aggressive restrictions,… as they are seeing a resurgence in cases.
Over in the UK, it’s going ahead with its lifting of lockdown measures despite a rise in Indian variants.
Lee Seung-jae reports.
At one point,… Singapore and Taiwan were considered among a handful of success stories when it came to containing COVID-19.
But now, both countries are imposing new measures,.. as they are facing a resurgence in cases.
In Singapore,… indoor dining was banned from last Friday,… and people will now be working from home,… as the city-state re-imposed measures last in place a year ago.
In Taiwan,… the authorities are calling on people to stay indoors after a record 180 new cases were reported Saturday.
Indoor family and social gatherings in Taipei will be limited to five people,… while outdoor gatherings will be restricted to ten.
The resurgence is also threatening the reopening of regional travel between the two countries.
Singapore previously allowed travelers from Taiwan to enter without quarantine,… however,… starting Saturday,… it banned entry of short-term visitors with a travel history to Taiwan in the past 21 days.
It also now requires citizens, permanent residents and long-term pass holders to quarantine upon arrival.
Taiwan also raised Singapore to “medium-risk” from a group of “low-risk” nations which includes New Zealand and Australia,… citing the recent surge.
Singapore and Taiwan were seen as success stories in COVID-19 containment,… where its citizens went about their daily lives without fear of infection.
Taiwan didn’t have a single domestic case between April and December,… while Singapore was named the best place to be in the COVID-19 era by Bloomberg’s COVID-19 Resilience Ranking.
In Europe, UK Health Secretary Matt Hancock on Sunday expressed confidence that the UK would be able to fully lift lockdown measures,… despite an uptick in the India variant.
According to the health secretary,… while the variant is more transmissible,… early lab data showed vaccines remained effective.
He added a final decision will be made on June 14th.
Lee Seung-jae, Arirang News.

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2021-05-17, 07:00 (KST)

19 Replies to “Once Asia's COVID-19 success stories, Taiwan and Singapore see resurgence in cases”

  1. My life My Rules

    Health Mafia;" people should get sick and die…and if they don't die…. we'll deny them medications and vaccinate the shit out of them until they do die…."

    We are governed by Shameless criminals…

  2. Impossible -

    Hmmm you mean the Wuhan virus has been mutated? Why be shameless when the world know that the virus all started from the Chinese population isn't it

  3. Ruth Haung

    Good Job Mobi dick, Winnie bear will award you the highest Award for service to the country. You faked the news about Indian immunity gene: "SARS‐CoV‐2 infection in India bucks the trend" and the vanquishing/conquest of virus. You encouraged parties, rallies and holy festivities- Kumbh Mela. You resisted and extended the start of the lockdown process, discouraged masks or protective equipment, and social distancing. Also, not only you created 15 times more dangerous India Virus, you made sure there is a shortage of oxygen- How brilliant! display of Ingenuity. You made sure all vaccines delivered to others , to create a shortage- clever thinking!. For superb accomplishment of your mission- you will be awarded the Virus Commando and Supremo Award- world' s best . Also, A Genocidal supremo award-Class A. You can always trust Mobi-he is the best!

  4. Peter Lucas

    It's unfair on how things has turned ever since the outbreak of covid 19 things has been difficult and different from the usual times

    we see complains here and there in the social Media from different people in different countries all around the world

    Looks like the government care's less OR aren't making enough efforts anymore

    I suggest we citizens should learn to be more creative, Believe in God and sort several means to earn a better living rather than hoping on the government or economy

  5. Sam Paul

    Taiwan was 'successful' earlier because its policy against covid is like an ostrich. Taiwan never seriously test the community and has a very loose policy on travelers from the western countries (but very strict on Chinese, not surprisingly). Every time there were some cases in Taiwan, it never spreaded out and just disappeared magically in several days. Do you believe in that shit? Well, Taiwanese believed it, until now, the magic can no longer be continued.

  6. God is great- America is great

    how arrogant that is taiwan province of China bragging about very good at controlling Covid 19 infections, now the international community must know the impotent arrogance of the present DPP government.

    ISO 3166-2 International Organization for Standardization ISO code. Retrieved 2020-08-26. Short name TAIWAN, PROVINCE OF CHINA. taiwan is included as a subdivision of China because of its political status within the United Nations, as, even though it is de facto under the jurisdiction of the Republic of China instead of the People's Republic of China, the United Nations does not recognize the Republic of China and considers taiwan as part of China. In ISO 3166-1, taiwan is listed as "Taiwan, Province of China"

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