Taiwan's government announced foreign visitors will not be allowed to enter Taiwan from January 1, in response to the first case of the British variant of Covid-19.
Health Minister Chen Shih-chung announced today the first domestically-acquired case of Covid-19 in Taiwan since April 12.
The new rules, as a part of the government's efforts to reduce the long-run deficit in the budget for the national healthcare system, are expected to affect more than 170,000 Taiwanese people living abroad.
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