Taiwan reported zero new domestic Covid-19 cases on Wednesday (Aug 25), the first time since May 9 it has logged no community transmissions, with the pandemic on the democratically ruled island now well under control.
The number of Covid-19 cases in Taiwan began climbing in mid-May after months of no or few domestic infections, prompting the government to impose curbs on gatherings, close entertainment venues and stop in-restaurant dining.
With the success of those restrictions, as well as ramped up testing and widespread compliance with the rules including mask wearing, those curbs were eased last month.
Border controls and quarantines for all arrivals have been strengthened.
While Health Minister Chen Shih-chung said he was happy to see no new domestic cases, people should not rest on their laurels and let down their guard.
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