And so has a resurgence in COVID-19 cases. Sure, 26 isn’t much compared to tens of thousands in other places, but this was predictable after the country was down to three, and politicians were obsessed with “reopening”. Select foreigners have been allowed in, and one of them, a Belgian engingeer, has been passing it on. Taiwan had its first domestic transmission in months.
Unlike other countries, international trade continues and the economy here has suffered very little (less than a 1% decline in 2020). There was nothing wrong with the “bubble” that the money-obessed seem intent on bursting.