It's just a blame China article to excuse the ineptness of most countries to respond appropriately.
Taiwan started screening all passengers from Wuhan end of December, and sent a mission to Wuhan to investigate first hand what was going on. National members of parliament in January 2020 were urging the Govt to do more to tighten our porous borders pretty much all in vain. Maybe having a former spy trainer for the CCP in your ranks does help. Whereas the highly vaunted 5 eyes completely failed.