By Chang Ming-hsuan, Yu Hsiao-han, Bien Ching-feng and Frances Huang
Taipei, March 11 (CNA) A total of 361 Taiwanese nationals who returned to Taiwan Tuesday night and early Wednesday morning from China's Hubei province, after being stranded due to the outbreak of the coronavirus disease COVID-19, have been placed in quarantine, according to the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC).
At a news conference held Wednesday morning, Health Minister Chen Shih-chung (陳時中), who is also head of the CECC, said testing of samples from the 361 Taiwanese is expected to be completed in 48 hours to determine whether they have the virus.
The evacuees have been placed in single rooms and those who test positive for the virus will be sent to hospital, while those who test negative will remain in quarantine for 14 days, according to the CECC.
During the quarantine, the CECC said, the evacuees will have their temperature taken twice a day and if anyone develops a fever or respiratory symptoms they will be sent to a hospital for treatment. [FULL STORY