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The South China Morning Post (SCMP), with its Sunday edition, the Sunday Morning Post, is a Hong Kong-based English-language newspaper founded in 1903. It is Hong Kong’s newspaper of record, owned by Alibaba Group.
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South China Morning Post published this video item, entitled “Taiwan calls off Lunar New Year festival celebration to stem rare Covid-19 outbreak” – below is their description.
Taiwan cancelled its popular lantern festival during the upcoming Lunar New Year. The announcement came on January 19, 2021, after the island reported four locally transmitted Covid-19 infections on the same day. It was the daily case rise since February 29, 2020. Taiwan has so far been widely praised for its handling of the coronavirus health crisis.
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