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Taiwan mobilises diplomats to seek out COVID-19 shots

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By Ben Blanchard TAIPEI (Reuters) -Taiwan is mobilising its diplomatic corps to hunt for speedier delivery of COVID-19 vaccines – a quest that has become more urgent since a sudden rise in domestic cases on an island that has vaccinated less than 1% of its population. Taiwan has reported more than 700 new domestic infections during the past week, leading to new curbs in the capital, Taipei, and shocking a population that had become accustomed to life carrying on almost normally with the pandemic well under control. Taiwan, a major semiconductor manufacturing hub, has only received about 300,00…

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