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Taiwan keeps border control, still bans entry of foreign nationals


Despite easing of social distancing guidelines in Taiwan, the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) said on Wednesday (May 27), that the border control measures imposed in the country to prevent further spread of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) will remain in place.


The announcement was made after Taiwan marked its 45th day of no new local transmission of  COVID-19. Health Minister Chen Shih-chung said, the threat of contracting the disease domestically is low that is why the country cannot relax its border control.

The minister believed that Taiwan may be safe from the virus but the rest of the countries around the world are not.

With this, foreign entries are still on ban except for those who have residence permits and some categories of businesspeople, Chen said.

 However, mandatory 14-day home isolation for all arriving travelers, even Taiwanese citizens, and two-week quarantine at a government facility for those with COVID-19 symptoms will remain in the country.
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