CECC may ease Indonesia worker ban

CREDIBILITY CONCERNS: The CECC aims to ask the representative office in Indonesia to find certified local facilities where migrants could be required to obtain test reports

Taipei Times
Date: Dec 14, 2020 page1
By: Lee I-chia / Staff reporter

Photo: CNA

The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) yesterday reported three cases of COVID-19, all Indonesians, while saying that it is considering whether Indonesian migrant workers should be conditionally granted entry into Taiwan again.

Centers for Disease Control Deputy Director-General Chuang Jen-hsiang (莊人祥), the CECC’s spokesman, said that case No. 735 is a man in his 20s, who came to work as a ship crew member on Nov. 24, and he provided a negative polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test result from within three days of his flight to Taiwan.

The man did not have any symptoms, but tested positive in a paid test on Thursday after ending quarantine at a hotel, Chuang told a news conference.

The second case, a migrant worker in her 20s, arrived on Nov. 28, provided a negative PCR test result, tested negative again in an extended testing project on Dec. 4, but she experienced bloating and vomiting on Thursday, Chuang said.    [FULL  STORY]

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