Virus Outbreak: Practice social distancing, CECC says

KEEP AWAY: People should wear a mask in places where they cannot follow social distancing rules, the CECC said, adding that it would publish detailed guidelines today

Taipei Times
Date:  Apr 01, 2020
By: Lee I-chia / Staff reporter

People share a public space in Taipei yesterday after the Central Epidemic Command Center recommended that people stay at least 1m apart outdoors and 1.5m apart indoors due to the COVID-19 outbreak.
Photo: CNA

The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) yesterday announced 16 new cases of COVID-19, including two domestic cases, as it urged people to practice social distancing in public spaces by keeping a distance of at least 1m when outdoors and 1.5m indoors.

Minister of Health and Welfare Chen Shih-chung (陳時中), who heads the center, said that seven of the new cases tested positive upon their arrival at the airport, four were under home quarantine, one was under home isolation and two were under self-health management, while the two domestic cases sought treatment on their own.

The domestic cases are a man in his 70s and a man in his 20s who had not traveled abroad recently.

The older man, the nation’s 307th case, had a meal with case No. 122, who returned from Turkey on March 13 and tested positive on March 20, he said.

Forty-six people have been identified as having had contact with the 307th case, Chen said.

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