Taiwan: A Global Model for Combatting the COVID-19 Crisis

Taiwan: A Global Model for Combatting the COVID-19 Crisis
Case Code: BSTR610
Case Length: 20 Pages
Period: 2020
Pub Date: 2020
Teaching Note: Available
Price: Rs.500
Organization : -
Industry : Government
Countries : Taiwan
Themes: Crisis Management, Disaster Management, Pandemic Preparedness and Response, Public Policy
Taiwan: A Global Model for Combatting the COVID-19 Crisis
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While countries across the globe were grappling with the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) crisis due to large-scale infections and deaths, one nation managed to effectively flatten the curve and slow down the spread of infection – Taiwan. As of May 30, 2020, Taiwan had registered about 443 coronavirus cases and reported 7 deaths, according to data from Johns Hopkins University. The figures were among the lowest in the world despite the country's close geographic proximity to mainland China, where the disease originated in December 2019. Early intervention and the vigilant monitoring undertaken by the Taiwanese government to curb the spread of the virus earned it accolades and recognition as one of the best pandemic responses worldwide. Experts praised Taiwan for its early, speedy, efficient, and expert-led response to the pandemic, despite its being excluded from the World Health Organization (WHO). "Taiwan's ability to contain the #COVID19 outbreak is a tribute to our unity & resilience. It also speaks to the collaboration between our government, people, & the many private businesses that have ramped up production to protect public health & make the impossible possible,” said Tsai Ing-wen (President Tsai), president of Taiwan....

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