Taiwan wants returnees from Southeast Asia to report travel history

Returnees with elderly, infants or chronically ill in household should stay at quarantine hotel

Taiwan News
Date: 2020/04/18
By: Matthew Strong, Taiwan News, Staff Writer

Man in Spiderman costume takes part in coronavirus prevention campaign in Makassar, Indonesia  (AP photo)

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — From April 21, travelers entering Taiwan from Southeast Asia must report the fact to the authorities, the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) announced Saturday (April 18).

New arrivals with infants, elderly and the chronically ill in their household would then be directed to coronavirus quarantine hotels, the CECC said. While the number of Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) cases in Taiwan has risen slowly, reaching 398 on Saturday, there is still concern about the situation in nearby countries, CNA reported.

If travelers entering Taiwan have visited a Southeast Asian country within the previous 14 days, they should fill out a health statement before boarding their flight. They should also ascertain whether their home is fit to spend two weeks of quarantine in, the CECC said.    [FULL  STORY]

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