Is Taiwan’s COVID success story in jeopardy?
19 May 2021 | 2:31 pm
After successfully containing the pandemic for more than a year, Taiwan is now facing its worst local outbreak yet. Authorities have closed borders and businesses to stop the spread.
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The person who died was between the ages of 60 and 79, according to the Robert Koch Institute health body. Germany has also registered a spike in omicron infections in recent days.
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Three BTS members — Suga, RM and Jin — have tested positive for COVID-19. The superstar group had recently returned to South Korea from the United States where they held their first in-person concerts since the pandemic.
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