Opposition KMT urges postponing entry of foreign patients to Taiwan

Radio Taiwan International
Date: 28 July, 2020
By: Shirley Lin

Taiwan to open up its borders for overseas patients for medical treatment (CNA file photo)

The health ministry says that it will conduct strict reviews on overseas patients who seek medical treatment in Taiwan. The ministry was responding to concerns of the Central Epidemic Command Center’s recent announcement that Taiwan will open its borders to individuals seeking medical aid starting August 1. 

Legislator Chiang Wan-an of the opposition party Kuomintang (KMT) on Tuesday voiced concern calling for the move to be postponed. Chiang’s concern revolves around a Thai migrant worker who tested positive for COVID-19 upon his return to Thailand on Monday.

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