18 May 2021

Taiwan imposes strict restrictions as Covid numbers triple

From First Up, 5:13 am on 18 May 2021

To Taiwan now where the government has imposed its toughest restrictions so far, as it tries to battle a sudden rise in Covid-19 cases. The self-governing island of about 24 million people off China's east coast, has kept the virus largely at bay, recording 1475 cases and only 12 covid deaths. But the total number of community cases has more than tripled in the past week from under 100 to 344. Our reporter Ella Stewart spoke with Taiwan correspondent, Cindy Sui.