Taiwan raises COVID-19 alert level, reports 180 new cases

A man wears a protective mask to prevent the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) while riding the metro in Taipei, Taiwan

Taiwan raised its COVID-19 alert level on Saturday for the capital, Taipei, and New Taipei city, ushering in a two-week clampdown on gatherings as well as the closure of many venues, while announcing 180 new domestic infections.

This is perhaps the third-wave in Taiwan, with fears summoning the island’s population.

In this partial lockdown, Bars, restaurants and entertainment venues in Taipei to again close and rapid testing stations to be set up by the government.

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