CORONAVIRUS/Flight crews may need to take longer home quarantine, tests: CECC

Focus Taiwan
Date: 12/26/2020
By: Chang Ming-hsuan and Lee Hsin-Yin

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Taipei, Dec. 26 (CNA) Taiwan is expected to impose more stringent regulations for flight crews, which could include an extension of home quarantine from no more than five days currently to seven days, as well as having to provide a negative PCR test, the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) said Saturday.

CECC spokesman Chuang Jen-hsiang (莊人祥) said the current five-day and three-day home quarantine for flight attendants and pilots, respectively, when they enter Taiwan, will likely be extended to an across-the-board seven days.

Moreover, flight crew members must obtain a negative COVID-19 PCR test result to complete their quarantine, he said.

He said those who need to cut short their 7-day home quarantine in order to work their next shift will be banned from entering local communities before they fly, he said, although he stressed that the details remain to be decided.    [FULL  STORY]

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