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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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.