Rigorous isolation and quarantine measures to be imposed on Taiwanese businessmen returning from Wuhan; the public advised to remain calm

On February 3, 2020, the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) pointed out that Taiwanese businessmen evacuated from Wuhan, China on a charter plane will be subject to strict quarantine measures that they will be placed in isolation and under quarantine in single rooms. Furthermore, the evacuees will be asked to fill out a health declaration card on the plane and go through the fever screening station at airports when entering Taiwan. If an evacuee develops suspected symptoms, the evacuee will be sent to hospitals according to rules. On the other hand, those who display no symptoms will be placed under quarantine according to the measure of group quarantine as described in Article 58, Communicable Disease Control Act.

CECC also announced today (February 3) that 61 additional cases of 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) infection were reported in Taiwan on February 2. As of writing, a cumulative total of 1,066 cases have been reported, including 10 confirmed cases, 900 individuals removed from the follow-up list, and the remaining ones under quarantine for lab tests of who preliminary tests were negative in 85 and the others are awaiting tests. 10 confirmed cases are currently in a stable condition and being treated in isolation in the hospital. 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 515. Of 515, 35 contacts developed symptoms and were reported. Of 35 reported cases, 2019-nCoV infection has been ruled out in 32, and the other 3 are being tested.
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