【Taiwan Immigrants' Global News Network】Translated by CHI CHIA I
According to Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC), hospitals in Taiwan will suspend visitation starting today with certain exceptions and adjust management, testing and vaccination measures for hospitalized patients, visitors, caregivers, and healthcare personnel.
Hospitals in Taiwan to suspend visitation starting today with certain exceptions. (Photo / Provided by CECC)
Individuals who are eligible and are permitted to visit hospitals need to present a negative nucleic acid test (PCR) report or rapid antigen test report within 3 days.
Individuals completing two-dose vaccines for at least 14 days, can take a COVID-19 test paid for by the government. On the other hand, individuals who have not completed two-dose vaccines need to pay for the COVID-19 test.
In addition, visitors who have recovered from COVID-19 within 3 months do not have to take the COVID-19 test again.
Number of visitors per inpatient is limited to 1 only. (Photo / Retrieved from Pixabay)
In terms of visitors management, Minister of Health and Welfare Chen Shih-chung (陳時中) stated that the number of visitors per inpatient is limited to 1 only.
Visitors of patients who need to be hospitalized urgently must take the COVID-19 test before being admitted to hospitals; there is a quota on visitors eligible to state-financed COVID-19 test per person, which is limited to 1.
Patients who have not been vaccinated at all must undergo regular weekly COVID-19 tests at their own expense.