By The China Post, Taiwan/ Taiwan Immigrants' Global News Network
According to The China Post, the head of Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC, 中央流行疫情指揮中心) Chen Shih-chung (陳時中) announced on Wednesday that the Ministry of Labor (MOL, 勞動部) has received the green light from them to re-open borders to migrant workers.
Owing to the escalating pandemic situation in Taiwan in May, the CECC had temporarily closed off borders to migrant workers, resulting in a shortage of workers in Taiwan in recent months.
Health Minister Chen Shih-chung announced on Wednesday that the MOL have received the "OK" to allow migrant workers to enter Taiwan again. (Photo courtesy of the Legislative Yuan livestream)
To this, Chen said that the MOL can once again welcome migrant workers into Taiwan but asked them to watch out for the time between Dec. 14 to Feb. 14, 2022, when many would be returning for Chinese New Year.
Chen explained that to accommodate returnees during the annual holiday, the CECC has arranged for around 3000 to 3500 centralized quarantine centers.
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CECC stated that the number of migrant workers entering the country is still controlled after December 14. (Photo / Retrieved from the Pixabay)
Amid concerns that too many people entering Taiwan at once may result in increased risks of COVID-19 infections, Chen reminded the MOL to limit entries during that time.
Authorization of this article from【The China Post】By Vivian Hsiao