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214 Taiwanese evacuees from Hubei undergo quarantine amid COVID-19 threat



TAIPEI - The national government of Taiwan placed the 214 Taiwanese nationals in quarantine after they returned from Hubei province of China last Monday night. While undergoing quarantine they will be tested for COVID-19 abiding the protocol.

The Central Epidemic Command Center said that all evacuees will be tested for COVID-19 within 48 hours after placed in quarantine.

People arriving from other parts of China or other parts of the world can take regularly scheduled commercial flights to Taiwan and self-quarantine at home for 14 days.

The first was arranged late Sunday, when 153 Taiwanese returned home.

These Taiwanese had been stranded in Hubei since late January but were able to leave the area after restrictions on the movement of people there were lifted on March 25.

Many others are still stuck in Wuhan, but will be able to leave if restrictions there are lifted on April 8 as scheduled.



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