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DW News published this video item, entitled “Taiwan vs New Zealand: Who’s pandemic strategy is best? | COVID-19 Special” – below is their description.
Strict lockdowns save lives. That’s New Zealand’s philosophy for dealing with Covid-19. Taiwan avoided them. It preferred tests, quarantines and masks to contain the virus’s spread.
Initially, both islands enjoyed success. But that changed for Taiwan, which was recently hit by the alpha variant. It hit hard, despite the government’s expertise in dealing with outbreaks of other diseases, like SARS. What happened? And is one government’s approach better?DW News YouTube Channel
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The political status of Taiwan is complicated. The Republic of China (ROC) is no longer a member of the UN, having been replaced by the People’s Republic of China (PRC) in 1971. Taiwan is claimed by the PRC, which refuses diplomatic relations with countries that recognise the ROC. Taiwan maintains official diplomatic relations with 14 out of 193 UN member states and the Holy See.