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OUTBREAK Taiwan
    Daniel Ceng Shou/ZUMA (bios)
zReportage.com Story of the Week #789: TUESDAY June 8, 2021: 'OUTBREAK Taiwan' by award winning Taiwan based ZUMA Photographer Daniel Ceng Shou-Yi: After almost 18 months of nearly unblemished success keeping the coronavirus pandemic at bay, including the world's longest streak of case-free days, Taiwan is now in the grip of its first major COVID-19 surge. Taiwan was among the first places to ban foreign visitors almost as soon as China reported the emergence of the virus, and the tough border restrictions still remain in place. Locally however, the population started to become complacent, as did its government. Hospitals stopped aggressively testing people for Covid. Taiwan's outbreak is now proving to be a test of whether a society relatively untouched by COVID-19 can effectively put to use the lessons the rest of the world learned the hard way. The 750,000 COVID-19 vaccine doses the United States has promised Taiwan will be flown in soon, President Tsai Ing-wen said on Monday, as measures to tackle an outbreak that has not yet stabilised on the island were extended. Welcome to 'OUTBREAK Taiwan'
OUTBREAK Taiwan
    Daniel Ceng Shou/ZUMA (bios)
zReportage.com Story of the Week #789: TUESDAY June 8, 2021: 'OUTBREAK Taiwan' by award winning Taiwan based ZUMA Photographer Daniel Ceng Shou-Yi: After almost 18 months of nearly unblemished success keeping the coronavirus pandemic at bay, including the world's longest streak of case-free days, Taiwan is now in the grip of its first major COVID-19 surge. Taiwan was among the first places to ban foreign visitors almost as soon as China reported the emergence of the virus, and the tough border restrictions still remain in place. Locally however, the population started to become complacent, as did its government. Hospitals stopped aggressively testing people for Covid. Taiwan's outbreak is now proving to be a test of whether a society relatively untouched by COVID-19 can effectively put to use the lessons the rest of the world learned the hard way. The 750,000 COVID-19 vaccine doses the United States has promised Taiwan will be flown in soon, President Tsai Ing-wen said on Monday, as measures to tackle an outbreak that has not yet stabilised on the island were extended. Welcome to 'OUTBREAK Taiwan'