Covid-19: fear of a rebound shakes Asia

DECRYPTION – While the epidemic is restarting in several Asian countries, Taiwan and Singapore, until then very spared, are taking severe precautionary measures after only a few dozen cases per day.


The terraces reopen in Paris and the bars close in Taipei. Taiwan has just imposed strict social distancing measures in its capital, caught up by the strongest outbreak of Covid since the start of the pandemic. This good student of the world class for the management of the epidemic detected Monday 335 new positive cases, a record figure for the island of 23 million inhabitants which recorded “only” 12 deaths from the coronavirus since the detection virus in Wuhan more than a year ago. Minimal statistics compared to French figures (more than 17,000 cases in 24 hours the day before deconfinement), but which are enough to trigger the upheaval in the democratic island, which calls on its population to stay at home.

Since Saturday, schools, bars, nightclubs and gyms have been closed, and gatherings limited to 5 people in the capital. Unprecedented measures for a population that has tasted the joys of zero Covid for a year, barricaded behind

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