CORONAVIRUS/CECC revises upcoming Dec. 10 hospital visitation limitations

12/08/2022 06:24 PM
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Taipei, Dec. 8 (CNA) Hospital visitors in Taiwan will no longer require a same-day negative COVID-19 rapid test to see friends and relatives from Dec. 10, the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) said Thursday.

Despite the upcoming removal of the negative test requirement, CECC head Victor Wang (王必勝) told a Thursday press briefing that those with symptoms of COVID-19 and those observing self-health monitoring or self-initiated epidemic prevention protocols should not visit hospitals in most cases.

Wang said that anyone having symptoms of COVID-19 and anyone observing self-health monitoring or self-initiated epidemic prevention protocols who wishes to make a hospital visit will still need to provide a same-day negative COVID-19 test result.

Given the highly contagious environment, Wang encouraged the public to limit physical hospital visits and uses video calls instead to check in on friends and relatives.

Additionally, Wang said hospital visitors should wear a mask at all times as well as observe pandemic regulations, etiquette and decorum to ensure the safety of themselves and others.

(By Chen Chieh-ling, Shen Pei-yao and James Lo)

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