Taiwan goes a week with no new COVID-19 cases

Health Minister Chen Shih-chung (Photo courtesy of the Central Epidemic Command Center)

Taiwan has now gone seven days with no new cases of COVID-19. This is the longest stretch without new cases since the peak of the outbreak.

Health Minister Chen Shih-chung said Thursday that Taiwan has also gone 32 days without any cases of domestic transmission.

Taiwan has reported 440 cases of COVID-19 so far, seven of them fatal. Chen said that so far, 383 COVID-19 patients have been released from hospital, while 50 more are still hospitalized in isolation wards. Despite the string of days without new cases, Chen called for continued public caution.

With the string of days without new cases growing, the government has decided to ease restrictions on fans at professional baseball games. Starting Friday, a maximum of 2,000 baseball fans will be allowed to watch each game. Taiwan’s baseball league will provide food and hand sanitizer for these spectators. Also, while social distancing rules will be enforced, an exception will be made for parents bringing in their children.

News Source:RTI
Editor:Paula Chao