Over the weekend, Taiwan showed the world just how merry life could be without soaring cases of COVID-19.
Taiwan's Ultra Music Festival took place on November 14 and featured Alesso as its headliner.
The photos from the event are bound to make you nostalgic for times when people could gather in (extremely) large groups.
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Taiwan is able to host massive music festivals because they haven't reported a locally transmitted COVID-19 case in over 200 days, says CNN.*
How have they done it, you ask?
Apparently, Taiwan hasn't had to enact any strict lockdowns like in Canada.
According to CNN, The country was quick to respond to COVID-19, reporting its first case on January 21, and banning travel from Wuhan before the city even went into lockdown itself.
Although, it's important to note that Taiwan has the advantage of being a small island nation, making controlling transmission easier.*
Maybe one day in the not-so-distant future, Canadians will also be able to sweat shoulder-to-shoulder with some strangers.
Editor's note: This article has been updated.