Taiwan and Stanford discussing project on safe international travel
The Central Epidemic Command Center says Taiwan is in talks with Stanford University to create a protocol for travellers that will help shorten the amount of time they have to stay in quarantine when they go abroad.
According to centre advisor Chang Shang-chun, the project was proposed by researchers at Stanford University and is still under discussion.
The statement comes after news about the proposal was reported by the Financial Times.
The aim of the project is to find the shortest safe quarantine period that allows authorities to be sure that travellers are not infected with the coronavirus.
And Chang says the plan is to fly a group of people from the U-S to Taiwan, all of whom will be tested for virus and quarantined before boarding.
Those who test negative would board the same flight and enter quarantine again when they arrive, during which they will be regularly tested for the coronavirus.
However, Chang says details of the project are still being worked out and there is currently no timeframe for its launch.