People get tested at a makeshift facility next to the Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall in Taipei on Wednesday. Photo: EPA-EFE
People get tested at a makeshift facility next to the Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall in Taipei on Wednesday. Photo: EPA-EFE

Taiwan sees record coronavirus cases with peak expected in late May

  • Daily infections have topped 90,000 for the first time, with 59 deaths, after the island abandoned its zero-Covid strategy
  • Cases have been surging since the end of last month, but health minister says most are mild or asymptomatic

People get tested at a makeshift facility next to the Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall in Taipei on Wednesday. Photo: EPA-EFE
People get tested at a makeshift facility next to the Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall in Taipei on Wednesday. Photo: EPA-EFE
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