On February 4, 2020, the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) pointed out that the first batch of 247 Taiwanese businessmen evacuated from Wuhan, China arrived in Taiwan around midnight and completed the onboard quarantine procedure at 3am.
Among these evacuees, three individuals were sent to negative pressure isolation wards directly. Of three cases, 2 individuals developed respiratory symptoms and one had a fever. Additionally, one child had abdominal pain (who was accompanied by a parent) and was determined to be in no need of hospitalization in a negative pressure ward. The child was then sent to one of the three designated quarantine sites with other asymptomatic evacuees. All these evacuees arrived at the quarantine sites and settled in at 6:20 am.
All evacuees will be placed under quarantine and will not be allowed to leave their rooms. Therefore, they will not have any contact with nearby residents. The public is advised to remain calm.