CECC tightens border quarantine regulations

Taipei Times
Date: Nov 05, 2020
By: Lee I-chia / Staff reporter

Centers for Disease Control Deputy Director-General Chuang Jen-hsiang delivers a COVID-19 situation report for the Central Epidemic Command Center in Taipei on Friday last week.
Photo: CNA

As of Monday next week, international travelers who arrive in Taiwan having experienced COVID-19 symptoms within the previous 14 days would need to provide two consecutive negative test results before being allowed to return home or to a quarantine hotel, while travelers from the Philippines without symptoms would be required to stay at centralized quarantine facilities, the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) said yesterday.

The center also reported a new imported case of COVID-19, a Taiwanese who had returned from Poland.

Minister of Health and Welfare Chen Shih-chung (陳時中), who heads the center, said with the pandemic worsening globally, the center is expecting more people to return home to Taiwan.

“As the risk of imported cases may increase, we must remain vigilant … to prevent the virus spreading into local communities,” Chen said.    [FULL  STORY]

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