Taiwan raises COVID-19 alert level, reports 180 new cases

FILE PHOTO: People wear protective face masks while crossing the street amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, in Taoyuan, Taiwan, May 12, 2021. REUTERS/Ann Wang

TAIPEI (Reuters) - Taiwan raised its COVID-19 alert level on Saturday for the capital, Taipei, and New Taipei city, ushering in a two-week clampdown on gatherings as well as the closure of many venues, while announcing 180 new domestic infections.

(Reporting by Ben Blanchard; Editing by Clarence Fernandez)

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