Is Singapore’s Gold Standard Of Handling COVID-19 Outshone By Taiwan?

According to Reuters, Taiwan reported zero cases of COVID-19 on 14 April 2020 for the first time in over a month. This is in stark contrast to Singapore where some 334 new cases were recorded on the same day.

Singapore was previously hailed by Harvard researchers as having the “Gold Standard” in detecting new infections. However it looks like the gold may be losing its shine as daily cases have been rising since then.

Many Singapore netizens have praised Taiwanese Ministers for doing a great job in controlling the infection. Some netizens also say they have a higher expectation for Singapore, especially when Taiwanese politicians are paid a fraction of their Singaporean counterparts.

A Wikipedia search shows the Taiwanese President gets 180,000 USD, while the annual salary of the Singapore Prime Minister is 1,610,000 USD.

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