2021 CPBL Season Suspended Due to Coronavirus
On May 19, Taiwan CDC reported 267 new domestic coronavirus cases, which brings the total domestic cases in the past five days to 1226. Prior to May 15, Taiwan only recorded 1269 cases since the beginning of the pandemic.
With the massive spike in coronavirus cases, the CDC also increased the epidemic alert to level three nationwide. Under alert level three, people must to wear masks at all times when they are outside. In addition, indoor gatherings of more than five people are not allowed, and outdoor are limited to ten people.
In accordance with Taiwan CDC’s epidemic prevention guidelines, the CPBL has suspended the 2021 season until further notice.
More Vaccines Are Coming to Taiwan
During today’s press briefing, Taiwan CDC also announced that Taiwan will receive its second batch of the AstraZeneca vaccines today. The shipment of 400,000 vaccine doses is set to arrive in Taiwan in the afternoon.
According to CNA, overall, Taiwan has purchased nearly 20 million vaccine doses, including 5.05 million doses of the Moderna vaccine, 10 million doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine and 4.76 million doses via the COVAX program.
As of today, Taiwan has reported 2533 cases and 14 deaths since the beginning of the pandemic. Of those 2533 cases, 1133 patients have since recovered.