Zero new cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) reportedly occurred in Taiwan. The country has also marked 26 days with that, without a new local case.
Confirmation comes Friday (May 8) from Taiwan’s Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC). Health and welfare minister Chen Shih-chung announced the positive news at his daily press conference.
The CECC also reported 422 people with suspected symptoms on Thursday (May 7). The total number of COVID-19 cases in Taiwan, for now, stands at 440.
Of these confirmed cases, 349 were imported, 55 were local, and a total of 36 were identified in the Goodwill Fleet of the Navy, leading many to challenge the mid-March decision to send out the ships in the midst of the pandemic.
What Taiwan did right to fight COVID-19
Despite the few and far setbacks, Taiwan has managed to curb the spread of Wuhan Coronavirus on its turf. Experts have lauded the measures taken by the country since as long back as December 31, when it started keeping check on passengers arriving from Wuhan, China.
Taiwan has conducted extensive testing for the virus. Ever since the outbreak began in the country, Taiwan has conducted 66,460 tests. 65,211 of these were found to be negative.