15 January 2020 – “Severe Pneumonia with Novel Pathogens” listed as a Category 5 notifiable disease

Type of Intervention: Executive Order
Sectors Involved: Immigration
Level of Jurisdiction: National
Lead People/Agency: Taiwan Centers for Disease Control

Overview: “Severe Pneumonia with Novel Pathogens” listed as a Category 5 notifiable disease. All healthcare workers seeing patients meeting the reporting criteria need to report and submit specimens for testing. This is to find cases of the disease now known as COVID-19.
Full details here: https://www.cdc.gov.tw/Bulletin/Detail/JG8nPK775lyXJOTHvb8aIg?typeid=9

Type of Justification: Advice of INTERNAL government advisory committee or group