Taiwan

With 380 confirmed cases and five deaths as of April 9, Taiwan has been lauded for its proactive public health response to the COVID-19 outbreak. Local officials detected signs of trouble in December and moved to begin airport screenings. Measures currently in place include a mandatory quarantine for arrivals from countries with active outbreaks, phone-based tracking, and domestic production and rationing of masks and sanitizers. These measures have so far helped Taiwan reduce economic and social disruptions, as most schools and businesses remain operational.

Taiwan's Face Mask Rationing System Comes Under Fire (September 4, 2020)

U.S. Health Secretary’s Planned Taiwan Visit Irks China (August 5, 2020)

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Taiwan Courts Investment, Talent, with EU, Hong Kong Overtures (June 22, 2020)

Special Dispatch | Asian-inspired Contact Tracing Strategy Backed by Canadians: Poll (June 19, 2020)

Taiwan’s President Tsai’s Second Inauguration Amid COVID-19, WHO Confusion (May 20, 2020)

Special Dispatch | The Secret to Taiwan’s Successful COVID Response (May 8, 2020)

Special Dispatch | Carrots, Sticks, and Masks: The Control of Medical Supply Chains in East Asia (April 30, 2020)

Taiwan’s ‘Mask Diplomacy’ Gains Steam (April 29, 2020)

Asia ramps up response to COVID-19 (March 18, 2020)

Learning from Taiwan’s COVID-19 response (March 11, 2020)

Trudeau supports Taiwan re-joining WHO as coronavirus spreads (January 31, 2020)