Taiwan to test recent returnees from US and East Asia for coronavirus

Returnees who visited doctors and reported coronavirus symptoms to undergo self quarantine

Taiwan News
Date: 2020/03/21
By: Matthew Strong, Taiwan News, Staff Writer

Passengers wait to leave Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport on Saturday.  (CNA photo)

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — An estimated 3,000 people who returned from the United States and East Asia between March 8 and March 18 might have to undergo tests for the coronavirus and stay at home, the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) announced Saturday (March 21).

The health authorities are looking through the national health insurance records of recent arrivals who sought medical care, CNA reported. These individuals will be alerted by text message to stay at home for 14 days and asked to contact the local health department, or phone 1922 to arrange for a coronavirus test.    [FULL  STORY]

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