Central Epidemic Command Center

CECC Announces Phasing Out of QR Code Registration, Implementation of COVID Test Distribution System

The Central Epidemic Command Center which manages Taiwan’s COVID-19 response announced several major policy shifts this afternoon. First, starting from today, the QR code registration system used for contact tracing will no longer be used. This is because the number of COVID-19 cases in Taiwan is too high for contact tracing, as a result of which contact tracing will no longer be carried out...

33 Domestic Cases Announced by CECC, Cases with Unknown Sources of Greater Concern

33 domestic cases, 63 imported cases, and zero deaths were reported by the CECC today. This is slightly down from yesterday’s 34 cases, but Minister of Health and Welfare Chen Shih-chung stated that what is a matter of concern is multiple cases with unknown sources of infection. Only four of the domestic cases were found while in quarantine, with thirteen imported cases found on arrival, and fifty found while in quarantine. There were fewer imported cases due to fewer arrivals today...