Confirmed cases of novel coronavirus on the rise in Wuhan, China. Travelers who are traveling to and from Wuhan and its neighboring areas, please take effective preventative and health management measures

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Date : 2020/1/22
Updated : 2020/2/6 下午 04:30:00

Currently there is no conclusive evidence of the source of the novel coronavirus, while new confirmed cases are increasing. Furthermore, Thailand, Japan, South Korea and countries neighboring China have found imported cases from Wuhan, which indicates risks of disease transmission in Wuhan. Centers for Disease Control recommends tourism workers to avoid itineraries going to, from or by Wuhan to reduce the risk of infection. If you have to travel to Wuhan or its neighboring areas, please avoid contacts with wild animals, and patients with respiratory infections. Also avoid traditional wet markets or medical institutions and maintain good hand and respiratory system hygiene. If you are a tour guide and have identified any tourists with suspected symptoms such as fever within your tour group during your trip to China, you should report the case via epidemic prevention hotline 1922 or call the Tourism Bureau 24-hour toll free hotline within 24 hours in accordance with Article 42 of the Communicable Disease Control Act, and report to the CDC quarantine personnel when arriving at Taiwan.

Due to the increasing tourism activities and family visits between Taiwan and China during Lunar New Year, CDC would like to remind you that if you have suffered fever or flu-like symptoms when traveling back to Taiwan from China, please report to the airport quarantine personnel. If you have the above-mentioned suspected symptoms of novel coronavirus infection within 14 days after you have arrived in Taiwan, you can call the toll free epidemic prevention hotline 1922 (or 0800-001922). Put on a face mask and seek immediately medical help. Inform the doctor about your travel history, occupation, contact and cluster history (TOCC) for prompt diagnosis and report. For more information on the 2019-nCoV, please visit Center of Disease Control website.

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