The mirage of success: infections are now soaring in Taiwan and Singapore

The Correspondent’s Look

Several Asian countries that were pioneers in adopting restrictions during the first wave of the pandemic and that had almost returned to normal are facing new outbreaks

Several people with masks stroll through a Taipei market.REUTERS

Updated Tuesday, May 18, 2021 –
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In all the reports on the success stories during the pandemic, the name of Taiwan appears. Early closure of its borders, ban on foreign tourists and mandatory quarantine for all Taiwanese returning home. These have been some of his recipes to control Covid.

Since last November, the financial company Bloomberg publishes each month a ranking with the best passes to live during the pandemic. Use parameters such as the incidence of cases and deaths

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