Day: May 18, 2021

These parts of Asia beat coronavirus early. Why they’re suddenly in lockdown

While much of the world is moving beyond the pandemic, Taiwan, which for so long had kept the virus at bay, is unnerved by scenes countries have long forgotten: listless streets, shuttered shops, a run on toilet paper and untold empty seats on subways. The sudden reversal in Taiwan’s status mirrors setbacks unfolding across Asia. […]