Soldiers in protective suits disinfect a street following the recent surge of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) infections, in the Tucheng district of New Taipei City, Taiwan May 27, 2021.
REUTERS/Ann WangTaiwan will extend its COVID-19 restrictions for another two weeks until June 28 and schools will remain shut until the summer vacation, the government said on Monday, adding that its outbreak has not yet stabilised.
After months of relative safety, Taiwan has been dealing with a spike in domestic infections and is in the second highest alert level, with gatherings restricted, entertainment venues shut and students shifted to on-line learning.
Taiwan reported 343 new domestic COVID-19 cases on Sunday, down from the 511 reported on Saturday.
The government has reported 11,298 cases since the pandemic began, including 260 deaths.
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Tucheng, New Taipei City, Taiwan, Ann Wang Taiwan, Japan