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Covid-19: Taiwan Bans Arrivals from India Amid Coronavirus Crisis | India News


TAIPEI: Taiwan will suspend entry of people who have been in India for the previous 14 days from Tuesday, Health Minister Chen Shih-chung said, as the island became the latest to impose restrictions amid the growing cases of Covid-19.
The Indian variant of the virus has reached at least 17 countries, including Britain, Iran and Switzerland, leading several to close their borders to those traveling from India.
India’s infection count fell below 20 million on Monday, after it reported more than 300,000 new coronavirus cases for the 12th day in a row.
Except for citizens of Taiwan, all those who have been to India in the previous 14 days will be excluded, Chen said on Monday, and the restriction will take effect at midnight.
However, returning Taiwanese will have to spend 14 days in centralized quarantine facilities.
Earlier, Deputy Economy Minister Chen Chern-chyi said the government was considering sending a plane to evacuate the 150 Taiwanese businessmen now in India.

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