Taiwan has only 77 coronavirus cases. Its response to the crisis shows that swift action and widespread healthcare can prevent an outbreak.

Taiwan has been able to contain the spread of the coronavirus by implementing rapid intervention strategies and protocols from the onset of the public health crisis. Relying on "public-health infrastructure and data analytics, affordable healthcare, and extensive educational outreach," the country's government officials did not hesitate to act, partly due to lessons they had learned during the 2003 SARS crisis.

Related Stories