Taiwan requires all Hong Kong and Macau residents travelling to the island to remain under quarantine for 14 days.
Taiwan.- Taiwan authorities have asked all Hong Kong and Macau residents who travel to the island to remain under quarantine, either at home or in a hotel, for 14 days after crossing the border as part of efforts to halt the spread of Coronavirus.
The news comes from a statement released by the Taiwan Center for Disease Control (CECC).
Meanwhile, nationals from China are temporarily prohibited from entering Taiwan.
According to the CECC, several community-transmitted cases with unknown origin have occurred in Hong Kong. which could indicate an “invisible chain of infection”.
The decision to stop the flow of Macau visitors into the country comes after another case of Coronavirus was confirmed in a Macau casino employee, sparking fears of a “second wave of infection in Macau”.
“Due to the close social and commercial exchanges between Macau and China, the travel notice level for Hong Kong and Macau was raised to Level 2: Alert on February 5”, the CECC said.
Foreign nationals who have visited or resided in China, Hong Kong and Macau in the previous 14 days are temporarily barred from entering Taiwan.
Since yesterday, Taiwanese nationals with a history of travel to China, Hong Kong and Macau are also required to be under home quarantine for 14 days.
There have been 16 suspected Coronavirus cases in Taiwan, with Hong Kong recording 24 cases and one death.
Macau has so far reported 10 Coronavirus infections, but with the first recovered case reported yesterday.