CECC planning for shorter quarantine periods
Health Minister Chen Shih-chung says the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) is currently planning measures to shorten quarantine periods for people arriving in Taiwan.
According to Chen, health officials are looking to submit draft plans for quarantine periods of seven, five, and three days.
The health minister says if the coronavirus situation remains stable in the coming month, a seven-day quarantine may be introduced.
However, Chen is stressing that could result in 3.5% of coronavirus-infected travellers going undetected, while up to a fifth of arrivals with the coronavirus could be undetected if they're only required to quarantine for five days.
Chen says health experts and the CECC are still in talks regarding those variables - as "that's where the challenge of loosening quarantine periods begins."
The health minister is also refusing to say when Taiwan will allow the entry of foreign tourists.