Panic buying in Taiwan as new Covid-19 rules imposed amid spike in coronavirus infections

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    Taiwan appealed to residents to avoid panic buying of items, such as instant noodles and toilet paper, amid a spike in Covid-19 infections. Taiwan reported 206 new local infections on May 16, 2021, a day after raising its coronavirus alert level in Taipei and surrounding cities, and imposing a two-week restriction on gatherings.

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