Taiwan relaxes hospitalization rules

Taiwan arrivals who exhibit mild flu symptoms may quarantine at home rather than hospital

Taiwan News
Date: 2020/03/21
By: Sophia Yang, Taiwan News, Staff Writer

(CNA photo)

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Given that hospitals are packed with people exhibiting mild flu symptoms after returning home from abroad, the government has decided to relax the rules and allow those with mild symptoms to quarantine at home instead of hospital.

All inbound passengers exhibiting symptoms of Wuhan virus (COVID-19) such as a fever and cough have been listed as suspected cases and were previously required to stay in isolation wards. They would typically leave only after testing negative for the coronavirus twice.

The whole procedure usually takes three days and is said to have strained hospitals and medical workers. To ease the burden, Taiwan Centers for Disease Control (CDC) announced its new policy on Saturday (March 21).    FULL  STORY]

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