Virus Outbreak: Level 3 warning issued for whole world

STOPPING THE SPREAD: Travelers who make unnecessary trips to an area under a level 3 advisory may not apply for the NT$1,000 daily home quarantine subsidy

Taipei Times
Date:\ Mar 21, 20207
By: Lin Chia-nan / Staff reporter

Minister of Health and Welfare Chen Shih-chung, right, who heads the Central Epidemic Command Center, speaks alongside center advisory specialist panel convener Chang Shan-chwen, left, and a sign language interpreter at the center’s daily news conference in Taipei yesterday.
Photo: CNA

The government yesterday implemented a level 3 “warning” travel advisory on all countries, while the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) reported 27 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the nation’s total of confirmed cases to 135.

The center also reported the nation’s second death, a man in his 80s in northern Taiwan.

The man had high blood pressure, diabetes and kidney disease, and despite being treated with anti-HIV and anti-malaria drugs, he died of complications due to blood poisoning, center advisory specialist panel convener Chang Shan-chwen (張上淳) said.

Among the 27 new cases, 24 had returned to Taiwan between March 6 and Wednesday from Austria, Belgium, Canada, Egypt, France, Germany, Japan, Luxembourg, Mexico, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, the Philippines, Singapore, Spain, Turkey, the UK and the US, the center said, adding that eight of them had traveled to more than one country.    [FULL  STORY]

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