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Taiwan discussing shorter quarantines with Vietnam for those vaccinated with Medigen

Vietnam currently allows 7-day quarantine for certain visitors, but not Medigen vaccine recipients

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Medigen is in talks with Vietnam about registering its vaccine, according to the OCAC. 

Medigen is in talks with Vietnam about registering its vaccine, according to the OCAC.  (CNA photo)

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Medigen Vaccine Biologics Corporation has been talking to Vietnam about allowing a shorter quarantine for those inoculated with its COVID-19 jabs, the government said Wednesday (Nov. 10).

The Southeast Asian country recently cut its compulsory quarantine for certain visitors from 14 to seven days but not for those vaccinated with Medigen shots, CNA reported.

Facing questions from lawmakers Wednesday, the Overseas Community Affairs Council (OCAC) said the company has been communicating with the relevant authorities in Vietnam. OCAC Minister Tung Chen-yuan (童振源) said that Taiwan’s representative office in Vietnam has briefed the council about the issue and that it has passed the information on to Medigen.

At present, the company is involved in talks with Vietnam, but they are private communications outside the scope of OCAC activities, Tung said. He said he hoped a solution would be found soon, with Medigen administering its vaccines in the Southeast Asian country to benefit travelers.