Coronavirus: Taiwan extends restrictive measures, does not open schools

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Extension of restrictive measures against coronavirus for another two weeks, until June 28, Taiwan has decided, while schools will remain closed until the summer holidays, the government announced today, adding that the outbreak has not yet stabilized.

After months of relative health insurance, the Taiwan is faced with an outbreak of internal cases of infection and is at the second highest alarm level, with concentrations limited, venues closed and students turning to online education.

The government said in a statement following a cabinet meeting chaired by Prime Minister Xu Cheng Chang that the health ministry would release more details later today.

“Currently, the pandemic has not yet stabilized,” the government said, according to AMPE.

The extension of the restrictions is expected to be wider.

Shu told the cabinet that Taiwan will start allocating 1.24 million this week vaccines of AstraZeneca Plc, which were granted by Japan, with people suffering from chronic diseases and those over 75 having priority for their vaccination.

Taiwan reported yesterday, Sunday, 343 new cases of infection from COVID-19, down from the 511 incidents he had reported on Saturday.

The government has recorded 11,298 cases of infection since the start of the pandemic with 260 deaths.

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