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2020-02-05 | 公共電視

Official Confirms 11th Case of Coronavirus in Taiwan|武漢肺炎第11例確診 陳時中難掩情緒落淚

Starting the morning of Feb. 4, three press conferences were held on the returning charter flights from Wuhan. The head of the Central Epidemic Control Center, Chen Shih-chung, also held a press conference at 8 p.m. to announce that one Taiwanese businessperson returning from Wuhan has a confirmed coronavirus infection. This is the 11th case in Taiwan. Chen was very emotional. In other news, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs has announced more extensive immigration controls. Starting Feb. 7, no foreigner that has been to China in the last two weeks will be allowed into Taiwan.

When I first heard the news, I was of course very dejected. However, this is also one of the most important reasons why we brought him back, which is to prevent some patients from having to stay in Wuhan and be treated in a bad medical environment and very possibly losing their precious lives.

At 8 p.m. on the 4th, Central Epidemic Control Center head Chen Shih-chung confirmed a Taiwanese businessperson now back in Taiwan from Wuhan is the 11th confirmed case of coronavirus in Taiwan. Chen was very emotional during the press conference and said lives may have been saved by flying the ROC citizens back to Taiwan.

OK, and moving on to the topic everyone is concerned about...

Chen had difficulty controlling his emotions and at one point was so overcome he couldn't speak. He had to hand the microphone over to someone else so he could wipe away his tears. The patient in question no longer has a fever, while two others from the charter flight with respiratory conditions tested negative for coronavirus and are under observation in quarantine. One of the first 10 patients diagnosed with coronavirus has tested negative twice now and may be released from the hospital within a week.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs, meanwhile, has announced stricter immigration controls.

Starting Feb. 7, foreign nationals that either live in Mainland China or have entered Mainland China in the last 14 days will be barred from entering our nation. This includes foreign nationals eligible for visa-waiver entry, landing visas, and e-visas, and also foreign nationals with valid visas.

Starting on the 7th, foreigners either residing in China or that have been to China in the last 14 days that have special reasons for visiting Taiwan can still apply for an entry permit if they can provide all required documentation. Foreigners that have been to either Category 1 or 2 endemic areas, however, will be barred from entering Taiwan. Foreign businesspersons, exchange students and foreign spouses should quarantine themselves for two weeks after entering Taiwan. The Mainland Affairs Council says it has had no contact with China and rumors of a second wave of charter flights on the 5th are false.

中央流行疫情指揮中心 指揮官 陳時中表示:「我覺得在第一個時間,聽到當然都很沮喪,不過這也是我們帶他回來的一個重要原因,就是避免有一些病人,留在武漢,在比較不好的醫療環境裡面,很可能會喪失了寶貴的性命。」

4號晚間八點,公布武漢包機返台的台商,有一名發燒者確診為武漢肺炎,也是台灣的第十一例,陳時中難掩沮喪,但說換過來想,接他們回來,或許可以救人一命。

中央流行疫情指揮中心 指揮官 陳時中表示:「好,另外大家今天關心的議題是…」

情緒突然湧上來,想要繼續講下去,卻什麼也說不出口,只好先把麥克風交給執行官周志浩,拿起面紙擦淚,所幸這名台商發燒已退,另外兩名入境時有呼吸症狀的台商篩檢呈現陰性,目前持續隔離觀察。不過好消息是,台灣前十例確診病患,有一名患者兩次篩檢都呈陰性,最快一週內可望出院。面對疫情升溫、防疫也再度升級,外交部宣布我國將擴大入境管制。

外交部領事事務局長 葉非比表示:「從2月7日開始,過去14日天內,曾經入境或居住於中國大陸的一般外籍人士,將禁止入境我國,這個包含享有免簽證待遇、落地簽證及電子簽證待遇,以及持有有效簽證的外籍人士。」

另外針對有特殊原因需要訪問台灣的外籍人士,如果14天內曾入境中國或居住在中國,如果備妥相關文件仍可受理,但如果是曾到過一級或二級流行區域者,則一律不受理簽證,外商、留學生以及外籍配偶來台,應自主管理兩週。而原本有台商透露接下來第二批台商即將返台,陸委會表示,目前與中方並未討論,更沒有2月5號第二批台商返台一事。

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