Halted travel and manufacturing slowdown mean a drop in carbon emissions, at least in the short term.
By Duncan Levine
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.
The government has now banned entry to all foreign nationals into Taiwan, with some exceptions, as it seeks to stem the spread of the coronavirus.
Health Minister Chen Shih-chung says business travellers arriving from certain countries will be allowed to apply to shorten the length of their mandatory 14-day quarantine upon entering Taiwan, starting from 22 June.
Transport Minister Lin Chia-lung says the first trial tour groups could make the rounds in Taiwan as soon as the end of May.
Taiwan's Central Epidemic Command Center has issued Level 2 travel alerts for 10 European and Mid-East countries due to the spread of the coronavirus.
Major travel agencies saw revenues plunge even further in May as border shutdowns continued.
The Central Epidemic Command Center has placed Hong Kong back on its list of regions from which business travellers can apply for shorter quarantine periods on their arrival in Taiwan.
Taiwan's Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) is relaxing regulations regarding the timeframe for coronavirus testing of foreign nationals travelling to Taiwan.
The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) says it's planning to rank countries based on their coronavirus risks, as the government seeks to determine how to allow travellers and tourists to return to Taiwan once the island's borders are re-opened.