On August 23, the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) pointed out that it has formulated strengthened COVID-19 surveillance programs listed below to reduce the risk of the Delta variant entering communities in Taiwan.
A. To enhance community surveillance, the CECC will distribute government-funded COVID-19 home test kits to contracted clinics in cities and counties on August 30. Based on their diagnosis, doctors can provide the home test kits to high-risk individuals who will use the test kits to test themselves and report back their test result.
B. To monitor the health of certain high-risk personnel at international airports, certain high-risk personnel at Taoyuan International Airport, Taipei Songshan Airport, Taichung International Airport, and Kaohsiung International Airport will be tested for COVID-19 using government-funded home test kits every seven days starting August 30.
C. Expanding wastewater surveillance.
D. Conducting surveys on the seroprevalence of SARS-CoV-2 antibodies among blood donors.
E. Continuing surveillance on imported frozen foods and their packaging.