COVID-19 Deaths in Taiwan Hit Daily Record
Taiwan reported a daily record 127 COVID-19 deaths on Saturday (May 28), an increase of one from 126 on Friday (May 27).
The Central Epidemic Command Center also reported 80,835 domestic COVID-19 cases on Saturday, down from a single-day record of 94,808 domestic infections on Friday, the Central News Agency said. The pandemic will likely remain at a “high but stable plateau” for at least two weeks in Taiwan.
At 94,808, the number of new COVID-19 cases reported in Taiwan on Thursday wasn’t far from the U.S. seven-day average of 109,643 new cases even though the American population is approximately 14 times larger.
North Korea Lifts COVID-19 Lockdown Amid “Stable” Virus Situation
North Korea has lifted movement restrictions imposed in the capital Pyongyang after its first admission of COVID-19 outbreak weeks ago, media reported, as the isolated country says the virus situation is now under control.
As of Sunday (May 29) the restrictions had been lifted, Japan’s Kyodo news agency said, citing an unnamed source in Beijing.
The Kyodo report came shortly after North Korean leader Kim Jong Un presided over a politburo meeting to discuss revising anti-epidemic restrictions, assessing the situation over the country’s first COVID-19 outbreak was “improving.”
North Korea reported 100,710 more people showing fever symptoms and one additional death as of Sunday evening, compared with some 390,000 two weeks ago. The death toll rose to 70.