fredag 11. desember 2020

Covid-19: Virus ‘success’ Taiwan to keep restrictions despite vaccine

Authorities in Taiwan have warned that even as vaccinations begin, the world should remain extremely vigilant against the virus. Health Minister Chen Shih-chung said scientific data on the vaccines' lasting effect was still insufficient. "During the first vaccination periods, people should continue with the safety measures," he told the BBC.

Taiwan has been one of the most successful places in the world in dealing with Covid-19. So far, it has had only 724 confirmed cases and seven deaths and has never had to go into lockdown. The health minister does not question the vaccines' safety or whether they provide immunity but rather stresses that it was not clear to which extent and how long they would protect people.