In response to the ongoing 2019 Novel Coronavirus outbreak in China, Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) listed Guangdong province, China as Level 2 Area and implemented the following measures on February 2, 2020,: (1) Chinese people residing in Guangdong province will be prohibited from entering Taiwan; (2) such residents and Chinese people with a history of travel to Guangdong province who enter Taiwan via cross-strait airports/ports are subject to home quarantine for 14 days; (3) asymptomatic travelers entering from China, Hong Kong and Macau are subject to self-health management and are advised to avoid going outside during the period of time and to put on a surgical masks if they go outside; and (4) travelers with symptoms of upper respiratory infections are still required to conduct the 14-day self-health management even if they test negative.
According to the statistics collected by CECC, 89 additional cases of 2019-nCoV infection were reported in Taiwan on February 1, 2020. As of writing, a cumulative total of 1007 cases have been reported, including 10 confirmed cases, 829 individuals removed from the follow-up list, and the remaining ones under quarantine for lab tests of who preliminary tests were negative in 91 and the others are awaiting tests. The hospital and local health agencies have proceeded with prevention measures, including the investigation of the cases and contact tracing, according to relevant procedures. The total number of contacts of 10 confirmed cases is 486. Of 486, 34 contacts developed symptoms and were reported. Of 34 reported cases, 32 tested negative for 2019-nCoV infection, and the other 2 are being tested.