Vol. 2 (S) Jun. 2020
Article ID. JHSSR-1040-2020[S]
A Snapshot of Taiwanese Actions for Countering the COVID-19 Epidemic
coronavirus, COVID-19, community transmissions, pandemic, Taiwan
Taiwan was estimated to have COVID-19 infection cases outnumbering other countries except the disease’s country of origin, China. As of April 17, 2020, Taiwan has stood out in preventing and containing its spread. The article attempts to provide a snapshot of the measures the Taiwanese government has taken in countering COVID-19. The measures are discussed in three aspects: tightening border security, containing community transmissions, and relevant supports of the social system. While COVID-19 has developed into a pandemic around the world, presenting a general picture of relevant Taiwanese experiences may provide useful lessons for other countries.