Taiwan Discussing Covid-19 vaccine passports


The chief of Taiwan’s Centers for Disease Control said on Thursday (June 24) that the country is in negotiations with international groups concerning Covid-19 vaccination passports, which may help remove long-standing travel restrictions.
Director-General Chou Jih-haw of the Taiwan Centers for Disease Control said negotiations regarding vaccination passports had already begun with other countries and international organizations.
Taiwan has explored such a plan in the past. Still, it has been wary of opening its mostly closed borders for fear of allowing additional illnesses and is presently on high alert to prevent the highly infectious Delta strain from spreading.
Mr. Chou added that acquiring vaccinations is still challenging owing to worldwide shortages but that his team was working hard and didn’t have a specific timeline for when more would come.
The government is attempting to speed up a vaccination program hampered by supply shortages, with just around 7% of the 23.5 million people receiving at least one of the needed two doses.
Last Monday, Taiwan’s government said that Mr. Terry Gou, the billionaire creator of Apple supplier Foxconn, and Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co would be allowed to negotiate for vaccinations from Germany’s BioNTech SE on its behalf.
Taiwan is struggling with a cluster of domestic infections, virtually all of which are the formerly internationally prevalent Alpha strain, however, the numbers are stabilizing, and the epidemic is limited.
Nonetheless, the occurrences have alarmed the government, which has imposed restrictions on public gatherings and closed entertainment venues due to the incidents.


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