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Taiwan suspends entry of Indonesian migrant workers due to spike of COVID-19 cases

Taiwan will temporarily suspends entry of Indonesian migrant workers starting December 4 due to spike in the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases that hails from Indonesia.

Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) said in a press release that Taiwan government will not allow entry until December 17 and will decide after whether to end or extend the reatriction.

The other option cut the maximum cap for accepting Indonesian migrant workers based on the latest number of pandemic cases in Indonesia at that time.

The two-week suspension is expected to affect around 1,350 migrant workers, according to CECC.

Additionally, Taiwan has also banned a total of eight Indonesian manpower agencies from sending migrant workers to the country due to the high percentage of COVID-19 positive cases.



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