Premier Su Tseng-chang called a meeting of government officials Tuesday to discuss how Taiwan is to lift coronavirus restrictions after having successfully contained the spread of the disease. In principle, the government will maintain strict control measures at the borders while easing restrictions within the nation.
Central Epidemic Command Center Commander Chen Shih-chung said that if Taiwan continues to record no new cases of local infections through June 7, it will have completed four full 14-day incubation cycles, which means Taiwan will be extremely safe.
Having received feedback from various ministries and agencies, Premier Su said that if Taiwan successfully finishes the fourth cycle with zero local or community infections, the government will move to expand reopenings across the country so that people can return to normalcy. With the pandemic still active in many other countries, the nation's stringent border controls on the flow of people will remain in place, and borders will only be reopened when other countries become as safe as Taiwan. Guidelines for resuming daily life activities after June 7 will be released by the CECC on June 1.