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Record 200 Days With No Local Case Makes Taiwan World’s Envy

  • As Covid-19 infections surge elsewhere, Taiwan contains spread
  • Island relies on strict border control, contact tracing, masks
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France and Germany are going back into lockdown, while coronavirus cases in the U.S. surging to new highs, but at the other end of the world Taiwan has achieved a different kind of record -- more than 200 days without a locally transmitted case.

Taiwan holds the world’s best virus record by far and reached the 200-day landmark on Thursday. Its last local case came on April 12; there has been no second wave. On Friday, it reached 201 days without a local case.