Timeline of COVID-19 in Taiwan
- Taiwan begins screening arriving passengers from Wuhan as they disembark at the airport.
- The Taiwan Centers for Disease Control establishes the Central Epidemic Command.
- Taiwan confirms first case.
- Entry of Chinese tourists restricted.
- A group of 247 Taiwanese is evacuated from Wuhan.
- The government requisitions all surgical face masks produced in Taiwan and implements a rationing system for the public.
- Taiwan records first death.
- 19 Taiwanese on Diamond Princess evacuated.
- Feb. 26-March 2: After a two-week postponement of the start of the spring semester, elementary and high schools opens.
- Taiwan issues new travel alerts to include high risk areas in Europe, North Africa and Dubai, citing a rise in imported cases from these regions.
- The warnings are expanded to the U.S., Canada, and Australasia in the following days.
- Taiwan confirms 100th case.
- Taiwan bans all foreign visitors, with few exceptions, and imposes mandatory 14-day self-isolation for all arriving passengers.
- Taiwan prohibits the entry of travelers en route to another country.
- Confirmed cases pass 300.
- President Tsai gives national address on COVID-19.
- Masks become mandatory on public transport. The Ministry of Transportation says all passengers on public transportation must wear a face mask or they will be fined.
- First national alert issued.
- Hostess clubs and ballrooms closed. Further crowd management measures introduced.
- Crowdfunded 'Taiwan can help' ad published.
- Confirmed cases surge over 400.
- Taiwan confirmed 22 new COVID-19 cases, members of the Navy serving on a fleet that sailed to Taiwan's Pacific ally Palau.
- More cases in naval cluster.
- Travel restrictions on Taiwanese in Hubei relaxed.
- Seventh death reported.
- Overseas tours further suspended.
- President Tsai pledges to meet COVID-19 challenges.
- Government unveils plans to ease restrictions.
- Self-pay testing more widely available.
- Remdesivir as COVID-19 medication.
- Surgical masks to return to open market.
- Government announces stimulus scheme, remains cautious on border control.
- COVID-19 rules eased, website on Taiwan's efforts launched.
- COVID-19 briefing switched to weekly.