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Recommendation for those who are worried about the 2019-Coronavirus ( COVID-19 )


1st section: For people who have the following 3 qualifications, they have to undergo further disease investigation:

  1. Fever or body temperature over 37.5 degrees Celsius.
  2. Respiratory problems such as Cough, Sore Throat, Runny Nose, and Shortness of Breath.
  3. Lives/ has traveled/ or lives with people who has traveled from closely monitored countries (China, Hong Kong, Macao, Taiwan, Singapore, Japan, South Korea, Italy, and Iran) within 14 days before having the symptoms or is living with patients who are infected.

The people who have the 3 qualifications above will be investigated by disease screening. The department of disease control will be responsible for the COVID-19 screening test fee, but it excludes the service fees, equipment fees, transfer fees, and other expenses.

2nd section: For people who have only some of the above qualifications will not be counted as suspected patients. However, for people who are worried about having the COVID-19 and would like to undergo the disease screening test, they can also do the test but they will be responsible to pay for any expenses. Additional recommendations are as follows:

1) Once they have no symptoms and they have undergone the disease screening test, and the results show that there is no virus; it means that there is no infection for now. However, it needs to be observed for 14 days which is the incubation period.

2) They will need to stay separately from others and self-observe for symptoms every day during the incubation period (14 days). If the above symptoms occur, wear a mask and go to see the doctor immediately and provide accurate information about your travel history. Please note that providing inaccurate information will lead to diagnosis delay and can increase the risk of severe infection.

3) Things to do during the 14 days of incubation period are as follow:

  • Wear a mask in public area.
  • Frequent hand washing with soap or hand sanitizer.
  • Avoid crowded areas, such as shopping areas, markets, and cinemas.
  • Stay separately during the 14 days after coming back from closely monitored countries.
  • Separate personal belongings, such as dishware.
  • Avoid traveling, but if necessary, it is better to travel alone by your own personal vehicle.

4) Keep closely updated with the situation of the 2019-Coronavirus outbreak. In case that overseas traveling is needed, search for more information about the closely monitored countries. at or contact the department of disease control at the hotline 1422.

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