November 20, 2020
Fall-winter COVID-19 prevention program to be launched on December 1
Fall-winter COVID-19 prevention program will on December 1 to enhance border quarantine control and to strengthen community prevention and medical response measures.
Program details are listed below.
A. Border quarantine:
Starting from December 1, 2020 everyone arriving at airports in Taiwan or transit passengers at airports in Taiwan, regardless of nationality (Taiwanese nationals or foreign nationals) are all required to present a certificate of a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test result issued within three days (working days) of boarding before they are allowed to board their flight to Taiwan.
B. Community prevention: people must wear masks in eight types of public venues, and violators who refuse to comply after being advised could be penalized according to laws.
From December 1, people must wear masks in the following eight types of public venues: healthcare facilities, public transportation, places of consumption, learning places, sports and exhibition venues, entertainment venues, religious and worship places, offices and business venues.
C. Medical response: strengthen case reporting and specimen collection procedures, and formulate incentive indicators.
1. healthcare facilities execute their duty of reporting cases of statutory notifiable disease;
2. draw up an indicator of incentives for case reporting and specimen collection, that is, strengthening screening for patients with pneumonia at the outpatient department and emergency department of hospitals in communities;
3. draw up the incentive indicator of strengthening screening for hospitalized patients;
4 draw up the incentive indicator of strengthening health monitoring for healthcare personnel.
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