Virus Outbreak: Taiwan to allow medical tourists starting on Aug. 1

FINISHING SCHOOL: Effective immediately, overseas students from all countries, including China, who are graduating this semester can apply to enter Taiwan

Taipei Times
Date: Jul 23, 2020
By: Lin Chia-nan / Staff reporter

Foreign nationals can start visiting Taiwan for medical treatment from Saturday next week, the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) said yesterday, as it also loosened travel restrictions on overseas students.

Although Taiwan has recorded a number of imported COVID-19 cases over the past few months, as of yesterday, it had not reported any new local case for 101 days, Minister of Health and Welfare Chen Shih-chung (陳時中), who heads the center, told a regular news briefing in Taipei.

The total number of confirmed cases remained at 455, with seven fatalities, while only eight people are still hospitalized for treatment, he said.

However, the pandemic’s spread elsewhere remains challenging, he said.    [FULL  STORY]

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