Taipei: Taiwan plans to ban foreigners with out native residency from getting into the island for a month from Wednesday (Might 19), as its day by day native COVID-19 infections reached a brand new peak of 333 new circumstances on Monday (Might 17).
“Due to the rising COVID-19 epidemic scenario each domestically and internationally, to safeguard the home epidemiological scenario and the well being of our residents, our nation will introduce the next border management restrictions from Might 19: entry of foreigners who don’t maintain legitimate resident permits can be suspended, with exceptions for emergency and humanitarian circumstances; the passengers` flight transit via Taiwan may also be suspended,” the Taiwan Middle for Illness Management (CDC) mentioned in a press release.
The restrictions would final till June 18, the assertion added.
Throughout a press convention on Monday (Might 17), Taiwan Well being Minister Chen Shih-chung mentioned the island recognized 333 new native COVID-19 circumstances and two imported circumstances up to now 24 hours.
As of Monday, Taiwan has reported 2017 COVID-19 circumstances, together with 883 native circumstances, with 12 fatalities, based on knowledge from the Taiwan CDC.
After being hailed as one of the vital profitable areas in containing native COVID-19 outbreaks, Taiwan noticed a spike of recent infections in latest days after day by day new circumstances topped 100 for the primary time on Saturday (Might 15).