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Speed, decisiveness, cooperation: how a tiny Taiwan village overcame Delta

Rural community with an under-resourced health system came together to take on the virus, but anger at the authorities remains * See all our coronavirus coverage The work day in Fangshan starts before dawn and finishes at midday, when fishers or farmers of mango and onion sit together in the shade, sharing a bucket of cooked prawns and bottles of Taiwan beer. The hometown of Taiwan’s president, Fangshan’s borders encompass a long stretch of coast and four villages home to around 5,500 people, sandwiched between mountains and oceans. Quiet and picturesque, it’s left off most tourist trails, which instead focus on Kenting national park to the south. Continue reading...

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