Staff writer, with CNAThe Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Saturday said that it has a series of response measures planned in case COVID-19 begins to spread in communities. The CECC’s four-part prevention plan is based on Taiwan’s experience of dealing with the 2002-2003 SARS outbreak, Department of Medical Affairs Director-General Shih Chung-liang (石崇良) said. In the second part, the CECC would introduce new rules to minimize the risk of infection among healthcare workers, Shih said. Citing his experience as an emergency room doctor at National Taiwan University Hospital during the SARS outbreak, Shih said the medical staff were split into two teams that alternated every two weeks. The fourth aspect of the plan involves reducing the number of people seeking non-essential medical treatment, Shih said.
Source: Taipei Times February 23, 2020 15:56 UTC