Woman Explains The Steps That Taiwan Took To Bring The COVID-19 Case Count To Zero, And Her Post Went Viral In No Time

by Damjan

While the Coronavirus cases in the US and many other countries are rising exponentially, some countries have managed to get the situation under control. People, there are slowly going back to their normal lives. But how did they do it?

Taiwan, which has a population of about 23.6 million people and has reported only 720 total cases and seven deaths, is one of those countries. People there are living almost normally since February. How did they do that? It's not complicated—they have strict policies.

Twitter user @thatalicewu recently visited Taiwan and thought that it was important to share her experience. Her Twitter thread went viral and now has more than 43k likes and over 13k retweets.

This Twitter thread quickly became viral and it currently has around 43k likes

This Twitter thread quickly became viral and it currently has around 43k likes
via: thatalicewu
via: thatalicewu
via: thatalicewu

Alice said that the government is keeping track of everyone entering the country via their cell phone signals. After exiting the airport, every passenger is provided with a “COVID-safe” vehicle that takes them to their hotel or home.

“There is no contact with anyone,” Alice says about her quarantining in a hotel

“There is no contact with anyone,” Alice says about her quarantining in a hotel
via: thatalicewu
via: thatalicewu
via: thatalicewu

When someone is quarantining in a hotel, all food is left outside their room. There’s no direct contact involved. Furthermore, each day, a quarantined person receives a phone call from the doctors checking up on their health. After 15 days of quarantine, a person can leave.

If there’s a new case of Coronavirus, every person that had significant contact will be notified.

If there’s a new case of Coronavirus, every person that had significant contact will be notified.
via: thatalicewu
via: thatalicewu

And because most people voluntarily signed up for contact tracking, if someone breaks the quarantine, the government can track their movement, and they will be fined.

If someone breaks the quarantine, the government can track their movement and they will be fined.

If someone breaks the quarantine, the government can track their movement and they will be fined.
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And even with the situation being much better now, Taiwan residents still willingly choose to wear masks in public places, just to be safe.

via: thatalicewu

“This could have been our lives too”

“This could have been our lives too”
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Here’s what people online think:

Here’s what people online think:
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