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Taiwan Imposes Ban On International Travellers For A Month Amid Rise In The Covid Cases

Covid-19 pandemic wrecked the world, be it the US, UK, UAE or Japan- no one was spared from the wrath of this virus. And while countries across the globe are still suffering amid the pandemic, Taiwan was one of the first countries to beat covid last year. However, covid cases in Taiwan are back and are on the rise. To curb the further spread of the virus, Taiwan has banned international travel for a month. Here’s everything you must know about it.

Taiwan Bans International Travel Till June 18
Taiwan will now ban foreigners without local residency from entering the island for a month starting from Wednesday, May 19. The local daily cases in Taiwan reached a new peak of 333 on Monday, which is now a cause of concern for the authorities. On this, the Taiwan Center for Disease Control (CDC) said in a statement,

“Because of the rising COVID-19 epidemic situation both domestically and internationally, to safeguard the domestic epidemiological situation and the health of our citizens, our nation will introduce the following border control restrictions from May 19.”

Taiwan Has Now Recorded 333 New Local COVID-19 Cases
Foreigners who don’t have valid resident permits won’t be allowed be allowed to enter the island till June 18. Besides this, the passengers’ flight transit through Taiwan will also be discontinued. Only essential workers, locals with a resident visa will be allowed to enter Taiwan amid the ban.

As of Monday, Taiwan has recorded 2017 covid cases, which include- 883 local cases and 12 fatalities. After being lauded for this, efforts to contain the spread of the covid outbreak, the rising cases is a cause of concern in Taiwan.

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