Virus Outbreak: Hospital visitors, visiting hours cut
PRECAUTIONS: Taipei City Hospital’s Heping branch, epicenter of Taiwan’s SARS outbreak, bars visitors to general wards and limits ICU visitors to 30 minutes a day
Date: Mar 06, 2020
By: Staff writer, with CNA
A hospital employee in a protective suit crews the entrance to a designated isolation hospital in Kaohsiung yesterday.
Photo: Fang Chih-hsien, Taipei Times
Several hospitals around the nation have imposed restrictions on inpatients’ visitors and companions in response to the COVID-19 outbreak, including limiting visitor numbers, reducing visiting hours and requiring people to present identification to enter their facilities.
The National Taiwan University Hospital (NTUH) in Taipei on Monday began restricting the number of visitors to wards to two per patient, with visiting hours limited to 11:30am to 12:30pm and 7pm to 8pm. [FULL STORY]