Students, teachers barred from overseas travel under Cabinet decision

Focus Taiwan
Date: 03/16/2020
By: Wang Hung-kuo, Ko Lin and Elizabeth Hsu

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Taipei, March 16 (CNA) Students and teachers at senior and junior high schools as well as elementary schools around Taiwan will all be prohibited from overseas travel until the end of the current semester, the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) said Monday, citing a Cabinet decision.

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]

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