2020 Computex cancelled
One of the world's biggest computer and technology trade shows - Computex - has been cancelled amid fears over the continuing spread of Covid-19 in other parts of the world.
The cancellation of Computex Taipei 2020 is the first time organisers have cancelled the annual tech show since it was first held in 1981.
Jointly organized by the Taipei Computer Associations (TCA) and the government-sponsored trade promotion group Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA), the five-day exhibition last year hosted 1,685 exhibitors from 30 countries and attracted 42,495 potential foreign buyers from 171 countries.
Although Taiwan's efforts to contain the virus spread have paid off, with no new confirmed local Covid-19 cases for 60 days, the number of people infected worldwide is still rising, reaching 7.3 million this week.
As a result, Taiwan's border controls and travel restrictions remain in place, even though the government has eased some of its restrictions on large gatherings, social distancing, and the need to wear face masks, and has encouraged people to take domestic trips.
Most foreigners are not allowed to enter or transit through the country and those allowed to come to Taiwan must be quarantined for 14 days after arriving.