Taiwan`s President Tsai Ing-wen: Leading the Fight against COVID-19

Global Economic Impact of Coronavirus – Assessment and Mitigation (B)
Case Code: LDEN164
Case Length: 16 Pages
Period: -
Pub Date: 2020
Teaching Note: Available
Price: Rs.500
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Industry :Government & Non-Profit Organizations
Countries : Taiwan
Themes: Women in leadership/ Disaster Management/ Resilient Leadership
Global Economic Impact of Coronavirus – Assessment and Mitigation (B)
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As of August 5, 2020, Taiwan, with its population of 24 million, had reported just 479 COVID-19 infections and 7 deaths, thanks to the country’s quick and highly effective response to the coronavirus pandemic, which earned it the world’s admiration. This was despite an early study that projected that Taiwan was among the countries facing the highest risks of importing cases from China. Taiwan’s first female President Tsai Ing-wen (Tsai), through her swift and decisive action, halted the spread of the virus in the country without resorting to the kind of major lockdown seen in most other countries. Experts praised Tsai’s administration for its early, speedy, efficient, and expert-led response to the pandemic, despite its being excluded from the World Health Organization (WHO) . “Taiwan is close to China and could have been a total disaster. So I see their lack of cases as a truly amazing result,” said Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel, an oncologist and bioethicist..

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