Taiwan to ease virus border controls to let in some business people

first_img“We will simplify quarantine measures, starting from low risks areas.”International flights have continued to operate to and from Taiwan throughout the border restrictions, though on a much reduced scale. Previously the only foreigners allowed in where those with residence permits, diplomats and a few other exceptions.Taiwan has reported 445 cases, the majority of which were in people who get infected overseas, and just seven deaths. It has only four active cases remaining. Taiwan will from the start of next week ease border controls put in place to prevent the spread of the coronavirus and will allow in business travellers from some lower-risk countries, though they will have to be tested and quarantined.Taiwan has never gone into total lockdown and life has continued largely as normal due to its early and effective prevention work and a first-rate public health system.While it has largely lifted domestic restrictions, Taiwan has been more cautious about opening up its borders, which have been shut to most foreign visitors since mid-March. Topics :center_img Taiwan’s Central Epidemic Command Centre said starting from Monday it would allow in business people coming from lower-risk areas including New Zealand, Australia, Vietnam and Thailand, plus those from South Korea, Japan, Malaysia, Singapore, Hong Kong and Macau, which it judged medium to low risk.Travellers will have to provide details of where they are going in Taiwan, be able to provide proof of testing negative for the virus three days before flying, and prove they have been invited by a company, the center said on Wednesday.They will still be subject to 14 days of quarantine, as are all those coming into Taiwan, but will be able to shorten that if they pay for a coronavirus test and test negative.”To foster the opening of foreign business activities in a timely manner, we are announcing the relaxation of some border control measures,” Health Minister Chen Shih-chung told reporters.last_img read more

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Napoli to submit £21m transfer offer for Lucas Torreira if Arsenal reject loan deal

first_imgNapoli to submit £21m transfer offer for Lucas Torreira if Arsenal reject loan deal Torreira wants to play more (Picture: Getty)‘When I arrived, I felt like I was lacking something, like the game was being played at a much faster pace.‘But I worked hard, showed dedication and with the help of everyone at the club, I got myself on par with my teammates and opponents. Now, I feel very comfortable.‘On a technical level, I think I’ve really improved and learned so many things. That’s mainly down to the calibre of players I have around me and train with every day.‘It’s also down to the standard of player I’m coming up against every weekend.’MORE: Owen Hargreaves predicts Man Utd and Arsenal will not finish in the Premier League top fourMORE: Ashley Cole defends Arsene Wenger and names his choice for next Arsenal manager Torreira has repeatedly been linked with a return to Italy (Picture: Getty)Napoli plan to offer £21million to Arsenal for Lucas Torreira if the Gunners turn down their loan offer for the midfielder, reports say.Torreira fell down the pecking order at Arsenal before Unai Emery’s sacking and was regularly played out of his favoured defensive midfield position.The Uruguayan has admitted this season has been difficult and he now has to prove himself to interim boss Freddie Ljungberg.Torreira has played 90 minutes in back-to-back Premier League games for the first time this season under Ljungberg, but Il Mattino claim Napoli will push forward with plans to sign him in January.ADVERTISEMENT Torreira remains a target for Napoli despite a change in manager (Picture: Getty)Napoli will first test Arsenal’s resolve with a loan offer and should that be rejected, the Italians are prepared to submit a £21m offer.AdvertisementAdvertisementThe pursuit of Torreira will continue despite the exit of Carlo Ancelotti as manager this week.More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing ArsenalNapoli named Gennaro Gattuso as their new coach and Torreira said his main goal for the future was to play.‘My goal for the future is to play. I’m 23. All footballers want to play, to compete, to fight for your club. I want to help my team-mates to achieve our aims this season,’ he said.‘The main thing for me to adapt to was the tempo here. Coral BarryThursday 12 Dec 2019 7:58 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link193Sharescenter_img Comment Advertisement Advertisementlast_img read more

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David Rieks

first_imgDavid Rieks of Eldora took the lead on the fifth circuit and checked out on everybody in winning Wednesday’s last-chance feature for the Hobby Stocks.The 25-lapper ran green to checkered and Rieks was more than half a lap ahead of runner-up and defending champion Andrew Burg of Carlisle at the finish.Rieks and Burg will be joined in rounding out the Saturday main event field by Seth Janssen of Ogden, Jeremiah Wilson of Waterloo, Tyson Overton of Carlisle and Drew Barglof of Sioux Rapids.Burg will make his career sixth championship night start at Super Nationals. Rieks, Overton and Barglof are each in the big show for the third time, Janssen and Wilson both for the first.Feature results –  1. David Rieks, Eldora; 2. Andrew Burg, Carlisle; 3. Seth Janssen, Ogden; 4. Jeremiah Wilson, Waterloo; 5. Tyson Overton, Carlisle; 6. Drew Barglof, Sioux Rapids; 7. Kyle Sidles, Algona; 8. Matt Brown, Dysart; 9. Eric Knutsen, Slater; 10. Brian Stich, Topeka, Kan.; 11. Ryan Wells, Runnells; 12. Dustin Graham, Boone; 13. TeJay Mielke, Norfolk, Neb.; 14. John Briggs, Cherokee; 15. Tyler Hinrichs, Americus, Kan.; 16. Andrew Borchardt, Plymouth; 17. Parker Larson, Granada, Minn.; 18. Daniel Ayers, Webster City; 19. Lenny Tucker, South Sioux City, Neb.; 20. Gary Pesicka, Burt; 21. Andrew Claus, Des Moines; 22. Jason Fusselman, Shelby; 23. Kyle Davis, Hinton; 24. Craig Clift, Sioux City.last_img read more

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