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Taiwan’s local COVID-19 epidemic may end by June if slow down continues in next two weeks


Taiwan's Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) announced another day of COVID-19 free in the country, if the trend of slowing down continues, the local epidemic will end by June according to health minister Chen Shih-chung.


Chen responded to a question by Kuomintang (KMT) legislator Tseng Ming-chung if there were no new coronavirus cases over the next two weeks whether the domestic epidemic could be said to have come to an end in Taiwan by June, such outcome was possible according to the health minister.

Chen added that even if the domestic epidemic slowed down, the global pandemic was unlikely to end soon globally.

Taiwan has recorded 429 cases of the disease, 343 of which have been classified as imported and 55 as local infections, according to CECC statistics. Taiwan only recorded 6 death on out of its total confirmed cases.

1,916 people had been listed as having come into contact with the 31 confirmed cases in the Navy cluster, and 585 of them were in home isolation.

The other 1,331 contacts have been asked to practice "self-health management," which means wearing a mask at all times, recording their temperature twice a day, and minimizing the time spent in public, according to the CECC.

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