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Half of the total imported COVID-19 cases in Taiwan came from the Philippines

Taiwan lists half of the total imported COVID-19 cases came from travellers and arrivals from the Philippines in the month of July, data from Taiwan Centers for Disease Control (CDC).

Confirmed positive with COVID-19 last July 16 (1 case), July 17 (2 cases), July 24 (3 cases) and July 28 (4 cases) with more cases added on the forst week of August.

Due to the number of imported cases linked to the Philippines in July, Taiwan’s Central Epidemic Command Center announced travel restrictions specific to the Philippines.

Under these restrictions, travelers from the Philippines must have their specimens collected upon arrival and will undergo a mandatory 14 day quarantine.

Foreigners without resident's certificates must provide a certificate of a negative COVID-19 test result issued within 3 days before they are allowed to board their flight, board their transit flight, or enter Taiwan. 

Taiwan has so far reported a total of 467 confirmed cases, 376 of which were imported while 55  were “indigenous.” The other 36 comprised of crew members aboard the Panshi fast combat support ship, said the Taiwan CDC.

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