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Taiwan is considering expanding its hand luggage checks to include arrival from all Asian countries, as the threat of African swine fever (ASF) has been showing no signs of abating, the Central Emergency Operation Center for ASF said Wednesday.
Visitors from Cambodia who attempt to bring pork products into Taiwan will be fined NT$200,000 (US$6,490), the Bureau of Animal and Plant Health Inspection and Quarantine (BAPHIQ) announced Wednesday after the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) confirmed African swine fever (ASF) cases in the Southeast Asian country.
The number of imported dengue fever cases in Taiwan that originated in Cambodia has increased sharply this year to 66 compared with eight in 2017, a senior official at the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) said Friday.
Taiwan's government on Thursday strongly protested Cambodia's decision to deport 46 Republic of China (Taiwan) citizens, arrested last month for their alleged involvement in telecommunications fraud, to China earlier that day.