The temporary ban on entry to Taiwan for all foreign citizens who do not have a residence permit on the island will take effect on May 19. The restrictions are caused by the deterioration of the epidemiological situation.
The authorities of Taiwan last Saturday, May 15, announced an increase in cases in Taipei and Xinbei, where 180 cases of coronavirus were confirmed at once during the day. And on Monday, the number of cases amounted to 333 people — this is the maximum daily figure for the entire time of the pandemic.
Over the past week, most imported cases of infection were detected in those who arrived in Taiwan from India, the Philippines, Uganda, and Indonesia.
The current outbreak is the largest and most serious on the island since the pandemic, bringing the total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Taiwan to 2,260. It is reported that depending on the epidemiological situation, adjustments will be made to the restrictions.
Earlier it was reported about the tightening of measures in connection with the increase in the number of cases. Until May 28, all entertainment venues in Taiwan are closed, and meetings are limited to five people indoors and ten outdoors. The government said the masks should now be worn outdoors, encouraging people to work and study from home.