Taiwan to quarantine arrivals from 27 more European countries, Dubai; local cases rise to 53

Radio Taiwan International
Date: 14 March, 2020
By: Andrew Ryan

Health Minister Chen Shih-chung announces the latest quarantine rules at a briefing on Saturday. (CNA photo)

Taiwan has announced that travelers arriving from 27 more European countries and Dubai will be quarantined for 14 days upon arrival in Taiwan, beginning on Tuesday, March 17. The news came as Taiwan announced that three more people have been confirmed to have the new coronavirus, COVID-19, bringing the total in Taiwan to 53.

As of Saturday afternoon, Taiwan had tested 16,530 people for COVID-19. Of the 53 confirmed cases, one person as died and 20 people have been released from hospital.

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