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Taiwan to ease restrictions on hiring migrant construction workers

The government is revising regulations to remove one of the main thresholds for contractors of public construction projects to hire migrant workers, with the new rules likely to come into effect in early April, according to the Ministry of Labor (MOL).

MOFA calls on WHO to take neutral, professional stance facilitating Taiwan’s full participation and contributions Photos - New Southbound Policy

MOFA calls on WHO to take neutral, professional stance facilitating Taiwan’s full participation and contributions

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of China (Taiwan) took notice when the World Health Organization Secretariat issued a statement on March 29 recognizing the success of Taiwan’s epidemic prevention and containment measures and acknowledged the importance of Taiwan in the global fight against coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). However, MOFA regrets that the WHO statement fails to present the full facts.

MOFA signs international cooperation and development assistance agreements with five Taiwan NGOs Photos - New Southbound Policy

MOFA signs international cooperation and development assistance agreements with five Taiwan NGOs

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) and five nongovernmental organizations pledged to promote Taiwan’s participation in and contributions to international cooperation and humanitarian assistance at a March 27 joint signing ceremony for cooperation agreements.

Stricter screening and quarantines boost coronavirus containment

Following a presentation at Thursday's weekly Cabinet meeting by the Ministry of Health and Welfare on the latest developments in the novel coronavirus outbreak in Taiwan, Premier Su Tseng-chang directed that the Sports Administration closely follow rule changes at global sporting associations to ensure that Taiwan's athletes and their participation qualifications will not be affected by the widespread rescheduling of international sporting competitions.

MOFA thanks world leaders for praising Taiwan’s COVID-19 efforts Photos - New Southbound Policy

MOFA thanks world leaders for praising Taiwan’s COVID-19 efforts

Taiwan’s use of timely, transparent and high-tech methods to combat COVID-19 have been praised by leaders of allies and like-minded partners around the world, according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs March 24.

Foreign Minister Wu talks Taiwan’s COVID-19 response on Fox Business Photos - New Southbound Policy

Foreign Minister Wu talks Taiwan’s COVID-19 response on Fox Business

Taiwan’s strategy for combating coronavirus (COVID-19) relies on a whole of government approach and open communication backed by the lessons learned from dealing with severe acute respiratory syndrome, according to Foreign Minister Jaushieh Joseph Wu March 24.

CECC confirms 19 more imported COVID-19 cases; all cases linked to studying, working, traveling abroad

On March 25, the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) announced 19 new confirmed imported cases of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in Taiwan. Among the 19 imported cases (Cases #217-235), 12 patients are women and seven are men, with their ages ranging between 10 and 69 years old. These patients entered Taiwan between March 12 and March 22 and displayed symptoms between March 15 and March 23. The countries these patients had traveled to before the onset of disease include Belgium, Egypt, F

Government urged to step up measures for migrant worker rehires

Nongovernment migrant shelters urged the government Tuesday to step up measures to help workers whose contracts are about to expire or which already have, to find new employers without the need to return to their countries of origin.

Taiwan to ban airline passenger transits through the country starting March 24 until April 7

On March 22, the Central Epidemic Command Center announced that the coronavirus disease 2019 outbreak has become a global pandemic and the number of imported cases continues to rise. In order to stop the spread of COVID-19 through air transport, the CECC has announced that it will suspend the transit of airline passengers through Taiwan from 00:00 Taipei Standard Time (GMT+8) on March 24 until April 7, to decrease the cross-border movement of people and to reduce the risk of disease transmission

CECC confirms a total of 16 more COVID-19 cases, including 13 imported cases

On March 22, the CECC announced 16 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Taiwan, with 13 being imported and the other 3 being indigenous. Cases #154-169 are between 10 and 79 years old. These patients entered Taiwan between March 10 and March 20 and displayed symptoms between March 7 and March 20. The countries these patients had traveled to before the onset of disease include Denmark, France, Egypt, Germany, Italy, New Zealand, the Philippines, the United Kingdom and the United States.

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