Since the outbreak of the epidemic, 1,475 cases have been confirmed in the country, 12 people have died, and 1116 have been cured. On Saturday, 185 new cases were recorded, of which 180 were local. By Friday, nearly 190,000 people had been vaccinated.
The press conference held exceptionally well in the morning A new level of restrictions has been announced For the time being, it will be in effect in Taipei and New Taipei in the north of the country. By May 28, all public places except stores and restaurants will be closed, and distance learning will be introduced in universities. Meetings in groups greater than five people will be banned indoors and ten people outside. The rest of the cities remain on the second level of restrictions, which means that mass events are canceled.
As the head of the Ministry of Health and Welfare Chen Shih-zhong said during the press conference Tuesday, the restrictions will be lifted to the fourth higher level, When there are 100 daily domestic cases recorded in Taiwan for one week. The highest level of restrictions means a national quarantine and a prohibition to leave homes unnecessarily.
In Taipei and New Taipei, everyone in panic flocked to the stores, Products like toilet paper, instant soup, and basic necessities are bought. In some stores, you have to wait one hour. People share pictures on social media Empty storage shelves. In most stores and restaurants, customers are required to register their presence by scanning a QR code and filling out a special form.
Due to its quick response and high health standards, Taiwan is one of the few countries in the world The local spread of the virus stopped for about a year. The chain of success was cut short in December when a domestic case of COVID-19 was first recorded in 253 days, however It was then possible to prevent the spread of the virus.
Sudden increase in local inflammation Surprised the citizens of the country, Who have so far remained outside the scope of the epidemic.
Date created: May 15, 2021, 10:10