TAIPEI, Nov. 30 (Xinhua) -- Twenty-four people tested positive for COVID-19 in Taiwan Monday, the third highest daily figure in this year, the local epidemic monitoring agency said.
Among the new cases, 20 are Indonesians who entered Taiwan for work from Nov. 20 to 27, the agency said in a press release.
They were diagnosed in a recent COVID-19 screening test of all Indonesian travelers on work permit in quarantine centers, the agency said.
Since Nov. 27, a total of 939 Indonesians travelers on work permit have been tested and 23 are positive, according to the agency.
The other four new patients are Taiwan residents who returned from Britain, the Philippines and the United States.
The total number of COVID-19 cases in Taiwan has risen to 675 as of Monday. Of the total, seven died, 565 recovered, and 103 remain hospitalized, according to the agency.
The agency also announced that Indonesian nationals will not be allowed to enter Taiwan on work permit from Dec. 4 to 17 due to a surge in COVID-19 cases among them.
The agency will mull cutting by half the weekly quota for Indonesian nationals to enter Taiwan on work permit after Dec. 18, it added.