Date: Jan 24, 2020
By: Shelley Shan, Lin Hui-chin and Dennis Xie / Staff reporters, with staff writer
The nation’s epidemic response command center has upgraded efforts against the 2019 novelcoronavirus by expanding border control measures to include all travelers from China, Hong Kong and Macau, Minister of Health and Welfare Chen Shih-chung (陳時中) said yesterday.
Wuhan residents would be prevented from entering Taiwan, Chen told a news conference in Taipei.
Symptom-free travelers from China, Hong Kong and Macau would need to sign a declaration of good health and say whether they were routed through Wuhan, with those making false declarations, a breach of the Communicable Disease Control Act (傳染病防治法), facing a fine of NT$10,000 to NT$150,000, Chen added.
Chinese tourists who have visited Wuhan in the past 14 days would be reported and hospitalized, or monitored by officials, depending on their status, he said. [FULL STORY]