Various government agencies in Taiwan gathered to formulate and implement a set of guidelines for the protection of its workers amid the surge of COVID-19 cases in the country.
At present, the total domestic cases of COVID-19 in Taiwan reached 959 on May 15, according to the country’s Central Epidemic Command Center.
Thus, concerned government agencies agreed to impose stricter crowd control, restrictions in group activities and intensify foreign migrant workers management.
“The government of Taiwan has always taken the focus of giving a response and remaining cautious amidst the crisis. We are also paying very close attention to any latest change because we understand that our industry is playing a critical role in the global supply chain,” said Spokesperson of the Executive Yuan Luo Bing-cheng.
In response to this, the national government of Taiwan directed all companies in the country to create their respective epidemic response teams that will oversee, monitor and assure the strict implementation of epidemic prevention measures.
Also, the number of guests will be limited in factories and areas with a high number of COVID-cases.
Control flow will be placed in buildings and public spaces will be temporarily closed.
All meetings will be held through video conferencing to avoid physical contact.
Given the situation, the Ministry of Economic Affairs is confident that Taiwan’s semiconductor industry remains stable.
“We are confident that with our past years experience controlling the pandemic and also with increased medical resources and better informed public we will be able to fight this critical fight if we work in unity,” Lou Bing-cheng noted.
From Wednesday (May 19) to June 18, Taiwan’s borders will be closed to international arrivals except for citizens and legal residents.
This measure prompted the Ministry of Labor to allow employers to extend the permit of migrant workers under their care to three months more. MNP (with reports from Amiel Pascual)