02 January 2020 – Hospitals and clinics required to report patients with severe pneumonia, N95 respirators to be used

Type of Intervention: Advisory
Sectors Involved: Health, General public
Intervention Categories: International travel measures
Level of Jurisdiction: National
Lead People/Agency: Taiwan Centers for Disease Control

Overview: 1. Advised that hospitals and clinics should report patients with severe pneumonia who had traveled to Wuhan, Hubei, China, and reminded healthcare providers should adhere to standard precaution. N95 respirators should be used when performing endotracheal intubation, tracheostomy, or other invasive interventions. 2. Citizens traveling to China should practice good hygiene. 3. Arrivals at the airport should inform quarantine officers or airline crew of fever or influenza-like illness.
Full details here: https://www.cdc.gov.tw/Bulletin/Detail/g9UhvECqZ9jRayWsVjrl1A?typeid=9

Type of Justification: Advice of INTERNAL government advisory committee or group
Source of Evidence or Justification: National – other