Taipei, A staff member at Taiwan’s representative office in Russia has tested positive for COVID-19, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) said Wednesday.
In a statement, MOFA said the employee in Moscow was diagnosed on Sunday and as a result, the office had begun operating on an appointment-only basis.
Staff members who came in contact with the person have been asked to self-isolate for 14 days, during which time the remaining staff will be working in rotating shifts, the ministry said.
MOFA’s statement came after the representative office announced Tuesday on Facebook that it was suspending walk-in services, as well as visa processing and document authorization, Nov. 10-23 because of factors related to the pandemic.
Taiwan nationals who require assistance during that time can contact the office via its 24-hour emergency hotline 002-7-916-8376058 (from Taiwan), 8-916-8376058 (from within Russia) or by email, it said.
As of Wednesday, Russia had reported 1,836,960 cases of COVID-19 and 31,593 fatalities, according to Worldometers.
Source: Focus Taiwan News Channel