TAIPEI (The China Submit) — Council of Agriculture Minister Chen Chi-chung (陳吉仲) stated on Wednesday that PCR assessments ought to be administered to all doable contacts of the current outbreak within the Taipei Agricultural Merchandise Advertising Corp. (TAPMC).
Chen, together with Well being Minister Chen Shih-chung (陳時中) and Central Epidemic Command Middle (CECC, 中央流行疫情指揮中心) official Victor Wang (王必勝) went to a few main fruit markets in Taipei and New Taipei Metropolis that day to examine the epidemic-prevention measures at present in place.
The variety of confirmed instances on the TAPMC cluster an infection reached a tally of 54 as of Tuesday. Chen Chi-chung thanked the well being minister and Wang for his or her help in offering particular recommendations on epidemic-prevention measures.
He went on to say that the wholesale market is liable for sustaining a secure provide of requirements for individuals’s livelihood; due to this fact, it’s much more essential to cope with the current outbreak with warning.
Chen Chi-chung identified that to be able to make sure the secure provide of agricultural merchandise and the transaction security of the wholesale market, he had instructed that the 4 main fruit and vegetable wholesale markets in Taipei and New Taipei Metropolis have to be screened rapidly and comprehensively.
This consists of all market staff, underwriters, market operators, and people who frequent the markets, Chen added. He remarked that solely those that maintain damaging take a look at outcomes can enter the market, and they’ll even be given precedence to vaccination as nicely.
Within the hopes of dashing up the screening course of, Chen Chi-chung really useful finishing up PCR assessments and has additionally requested the well being bureau of the native authorities to implement the measures and preserve a report of all contact listings.