Want China Times
Taiwan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs issued a yellow travel advisory, the second out of its
four-color alert system, for the whole of South Korea on Tuesday, amid a rapid spread of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) in the country.
The ministry also urged Taiwanese nationals in South Korea to refrain from visiting hospitals and other medical institutions except for necessary medical care.
The ministry had previously issued a yellow alert for Seoul only on June 3, with other areas in the country under the less-serious gray alert. According to the ministry’s latest travel advisory for South Korea announced late Tuesday, a yellow level alert is now in place for the whole of the country.
In view of the close exchanges between Taiwan and South Korea and the closure of more than 2,100 schools so far amid the MERS scare, the ministry expanded the travel alert out of safety concerns. [FULL STORY]