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Taiwan premier says no need to raise COVID-19 alert level for now

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Premier Su Tseng-chang of Taiwan’s Executive Yuan studies bullets while attending a news conference unveiling the largest smuggling bullet case in the history of Taiwan in Taipei, Taiwan, November 9, 2020. REUTERS/Ann Wang

Taiwan Premier Su Tseng-chang said on Friday that there is no need to raise the island’s COVID-19 alert level for the time being and that compared with last year it has more experience and resources to fight the pandemic.

While Taiwan has reported just 1,233 cases, mostly imported from abroad, out of a population of some 24 million, a recent small rise in domestic infections has spooked Taiwan’s people and the stock market.

Writing on his Facebook page, Su said the next two weeks would be crucial to controlling the chain of transmission.

“Compared with this time last year, we already have more experience and resources to fight the pandemic,” he said.

“With the cooperation of the central and local governments, the command centre has…

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