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Woman Explains Why Only 7 People Died From Covid In Taiwan

While the COVID-19 cases in the United States are almost exponentially rising with each passing day, some countries have already gotten the situation under control and people there have been back to their normal lives for quite some time. Sounds surreal, doesn't it? Turns out, the country of Taiwan, which has a...

While the COVID-19 cases in the United States are almost exponentially rising with each passing day, some countries have already gotten the situation under control and people there have been back to their normal lives for quite some time. Sounds surreal, doesn’t it?

Turns out, the country of Taiwan, which has a population of around 23.6 million people and has had 720 total cases along with only 7 deaths, has already managed to deal with the pandemic and residents have been back to a normal life since February. How’d they do that, you ask? The answer is relatively simple—strict policies.

Twitter user @thatalicewu recently traveled to Taiwan and decided that it was important to go online and share her experience. Her Twitter thread where she shares some things that have helped Taiwan deal with the COVID-19 situation has quickly gone viral and it currently has almost 43k likes and over 13k retweets.

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Alice’s Twitter thread has quickly gone viral and it currently has almost 43k likes

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Image credits: thatalicewu

Image credits: thatalicewu

In her Twitter thread, Alice shares that the government tracks everyone coming into the country via their cell phones. After getting through the airport, every traveler is provided with a “COVID-safe” car that drives them to their home or to a hotel.

“There is no contact with anyone,” Alice shares her experience of quarantining in a hotel

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Image credits: thatalicewu

Image credits: thatalicewu

While a person is quarantining in a hotel, all meals are left outside their door. There’s no direct contact with anyone. In addition, each day, a person receives a call from the health department checking up on their well-being. After 15 days of isolation, a person is free to go.

If there’s a new case of COVID-19, each person that was in significant contact gets notified

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Image credits: thatalicewu

And since most people are voluntarily signed up for contact tracing, if someone decides to break the quarantine, the government sees their movement and the person can get fined and gets to pay a significant amount of money.

If someone breaks the quarantine, they get fined and have to pay a significant amount of money

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And even with the situation being mostly sorted out, people in Taiwan still voluntarily choose to wear masks in public places, just in case.

“This could have been our lives too,” the woman adds

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Image credits: thatalicewu

Here’s what people had to say

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