By: Wang Hung-kuo, Ko Lin and Elizabeth Hsu
The decision was made after a high school student was confirmed Sunday to have contracted the coronavirus disease COVID-19, with the source of infection suspected to be in Greece, which the student had been touring with his family since January, returning to Taiwan on March 5.
The confirmed case, which occurred in northern Taiwan, resulted in the other students in his class ordered to be placed in home quarantine for 14 days.
The CECC announced the ban at a daily briefing, noting that the new ruling will be effective until the end of the semester, which started following a two-week delay on Feb. 25 and as a result, is scheduled to end on July 14. [FULL STORY]