|Title:||Early Prompt Response to COVID-19 in Taiwan: Comprehensive surveillance, decisive border control, and information technology support||Authors:||Cheng, Hao-Yuan
|Keywords:||COVID-19; Information technology; Quarantine; Surveillance; Taiwan||Issue Date:||11-Nov-2022||Publisher:||Elsevier B.V.||Source:||Journal of the Formosan Medical Association||Abstract:||
Since the COVID-19 outbreak was detected in Wuhan in December 2019 by the event-based surveillance of Taiwan Centers for Disease Control, Taiwan has been aligning risk management to policy planning with the assistance of comprehensive surveillance and regular rapid risk assessments. Taiwan Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) promptly initiated stepwise border control for major cities and provinces in China, European and American countries, and eventually expanded it to the whole world in March 2020. With stringent quarantine measures, the early response not only successfully blocked the first wave of imported cases, but also slowed down subsequent large local outbreaks. Digital technologies including digital fencing and government database linkage were adopted to facilitate the application of public health interventions and data collection. The experience of Taiwan's prompt and comprehensive response at the early stage may contribute to the preparedness for the next disease X outbreak.
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