Taiwan raises Covid alert level amid rise in infections

Posted by on May 19, 2021 3:14 am
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Authorities impose mask-wearing and limit gatherings after outbreak spreads to half of island’s counties

The whole of Taiwan will move into level 3 of its four-tier coronavirus alert system, after cases spread to more than half the island’s counties, infecting more than 1,300 people and killing two.

The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) reported 267 new local cases on Wednesday, following 240 on Tuesday, and 333 on Monday.

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