Taiwan, home to many of the world’s biggest tech companies, reported 521 locally transmitted Covid cases on Monday, the highest daily total this year.
The daily number of nationwide Covid-19 infections will almost certainly reach 1,000 by the end of April, Health and Welfare Minister Chen Shih-chung said on a radio broadcast on Tuesday. according to a Central News Agency report.
Taipei – Taiwan’s commercial and government hub, New Taipei, Keelung and Taoyuan are considered high risk as the group reports more domestic cases with unknown sources of infection, Chen said, according to CNA.
“There is no need to panic, but it is necessary for everyone to act” by following disease prevention measures, he reportedly said.
Taiwan has a population of over 23 million, is home to the 22n/a biggest economy and is one of the main sources of semiconductors in the world. Taiwanese companies that make the Forbes Global 2000 list of the world’s best publicly traded companies include Hon Hai Precision, Apple’s big supplier run by billionaire Terry Gou, and Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Corp., or TSMC. Others among the many Apple suppliers in Taiwan include Pegatron, Lite-On Technology, Inventec, Catcher Technology, Largan Precision, and Compeq Manufacturing.
Fallout from the lockdowns in the Shanghai area has impacted Taiwanese affairs there, CNA reported Monday. Some 161 Taiwanese companies in Shanghai and the nearby Kunshan manufacturing hub have halted production, the agency said. (See the details here.)
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