Retailers go Awol as shoppers struggle with missing or late deliveries

Aleksandra Karpiuk, 28, has been having problems organising deliveries for the online vintage clothing shop she runs.

“I’ve had parcels lost and others are taking more than a week to be delivered when usually it should take two days. My business has been really affected since the outbreak and lost parcels are just making it worse,” she said.

There has been a huge spike in the number of people shopping online, said Richard Lim of research firm Retail Economics. Its research shows that one in three people having experienced technical issues on retailers’ websites that has meant they could not

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Taiwan’s battle against coronavirus began in late 2019

TAIPEI — While most Taiwanese were focused on the presidential election at the start of the year, many doctors and epidemiologists were picking up on an unusual surge of pneumonia cases in the Chinese city of Wuhan — the epicenter of the novel coronavirus.

“Right at the start of 2020, all front-line doctors at medical centers received an official alert, following a warning by the Centers of Disease Control asking us to be attentive if we encountered patients with symptoms of cough, fever, sore throat and runny nose,” Lin, a pulmonologist at a national medical center in Taipei, told the

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