The minister of health and Welfare, Taiwan Chen Shih-chung (陳 時 中) said yesterday 14/3 that the planning response to COVID-19 of this country are going in the direction isolation time shorter.
Taiwan began to ask all those who come to the country to quarantine for 14 days after entry on 19 April 3, 2020. Isolation time has been shortened to 10 days starting from a week ago, on 7 January 3.
Speaking with reporters in the party due to the hotels Association in taipei, held yesterday, Chen said the command center and epidemiology (CECC) will draft a plan for isolation time 7, 5 and 3 days for those who come to Taiwan.
If the situation COVID-19 stable in the coming months, card isolation seven days can be applied, although doing so can make 3.5% of tourists infected with COVID-19 is not detected, Chen said.
He said: There are up to a fifth of people to COVID-19 can not be detected if they are only required quarantine for five days, and “that’s when the challenge began”.
When asked about the roadmap easing of restrictions on the border of the CECC, Chen said it was difficult to predict when Taiwan will allow foreign tourists to enter or remove quarantine upon arrival because of the situation with COVID-19 can change quickly.
Chen told lawmakers earlier this month that does not have the ability to time mandatory isolation for those who come will be remove entirely before the end of the year 2022, unless the new drug aimed at COVID-19.