The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of China (Taiwan), after consultations with the United States, announces its decision to reestablish the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office (TECO) in Guam. Preparations are currently underway for the official opening.
Taiwan reported no new cases of the new coronavirus COVID-19 on Wednesday, leaving the total number of cases at 447 since the outbreak emerged late last year, according to the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC). To date, 438 of Taiwan's 447 COVID-19 patients have recovered, seven have died and two remain in hospital quarantine, Health Minister Chen Shih-chung (陳時中), who also heads the CECC, said at a press briefing.
The Taiwan government will maintain its program to requisition surgical face masks until the end of the year to ensure a stockpile to meet domestic needs, the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) said Tuesday.
The government has outlined rules that will let business travelers coming to Taiwan spend less time under quarantine once they arrive. The rules are set to take effect June 22. Business travelers hoping to shorten their period in quarantine will have to apply in advance, and must meet several criteria to be approved.
Taiwan will begin allowing foreign nationals to apply to enter the country for reasons other than tourism and social visits starting June 29, the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) announced Wednesday. The partial easing of border controls imposed on March 19 is based on recent trends in the global COVID-19 pandemic, and to meet commercial and trade demand and humanitarian considerations, the CECC said at its weekly press briefing.
Taiwan is planning to relax its border controls to allow the entry of foreign visitors seeking medical attention, the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) said Wednesday. However, all foreign nationals wishing to visit Taiwan for medical purposes will have to first present proof of a negative COVID-19 test, and on arrival in Taiwan, they will be required to self-quarantine for a period of time, Shih said.
A virtual workshop on preparing for a potential second wave of coronavirus held under the Global Cooperation and Training Framework was staged June 24 in Taipei City, spotlighting the government’s commitment to building an effective disease-fighting network.
MOFA releases short video on eve of World Refugee Day to highlight Taiwan’s humanitarian assistance to refugees in West Asia and Africa
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of China (Taiwan) is releasing a short video on the eve of World Refugee Day 2020 entitled “Taiwan Story—Together Stronger” to share Taiwan’s commitment to international humanitarian assistance, highlight the dedicated participation of its public and private sectors, and thank the private sector for its involvement and efforts.
At the Cabinet’s weekly meeting Thursday, Premier Su Tseng-chang applauded Taiwan for earning recognition from the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) as a country free of foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) where vaccination is not practiced.
Taiwan is designated foot and mouth disease free where vaccination is not practiced by Paris-headquartered World Organization for Animal Health (OIE), according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs June 16.