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Taiwan faces stricter water rationing as record drought worsens

Stricter COVID measures extended to entire island as cases surge

Soldiers dredge the Shihmen Reservoir in northern Taiwan on May 3 amid the island's drought. (Photo by Office of the President of Taiwan)

TAIPEI -- On top of a surge in COVID-19 cases and power outages, Taiwan is suffering from its worst drought in 56 years.

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