更新!疫情指揮中心:來台外國遊客「不」能買口罩!|Tourists can’t buy masks in Taiwan with new system

一名外國人帶著口罩走在台北街上,攝於2020年2月5日|A person wearing a mask is seen in this photo taken in Taipei on Feb. 5, 2020. (CNA)
一名外國人帶著口罩走在台北街上,攝於2020年2月5日|A person wearing a mask is seen in this photo taken in Taipei on Feb. 5, 2020. (CNA)

【看英文中國郵報學英文】過去兩天訊息反覆模糊,中央流行疫情指揮中心今(5)召開記者會證實,來台外國遊客不能在台灣醫療機構購買口罩。

After two hectic days of mixed information, the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC, 中央流行疫情指揮中心) confirmed Wednesday that foreign tourists won’t have access to face masks provided by health authorities.

中央流行疫情指揮中心指揮官陳時中表示,不在健保體系內的外國人並未加入可追蹤口罩購買紀錄的實名制系統。

Foreigners who are not covered by the national health insurance (NHI) are not registered in the new name-based system that records purchase history and uploads it to an online system shared nationwide, CECC Chief Commander Chen Shih-chung (陳時中) said at Wednesday’s press conference.

也就是說自週四起,持觀光簽證來台的旅客將無法購買口罩。

This means visitors on tourist visas will not be able to buy masks starting tomorrow.

已有納入健保的在台居留外籍人士應使用健保卡購買。

Foreign residents who are already covered by the NHI program should bring their insurance cards.

仍在等待健保核發的外籍人士出示外僑居留證或永久居留證依舊能夠買口罩。陸配則需要攜帶出入境許可證。

Foreign residents whose health insurance hasn’t kicked in will be entitled to face masks as long as they present valid Alien Resident Certificates (ARC) or Alien Permanent Resident Certificates (APRC).  Chinese spouses must present their Exit and Entry Permits.

口罩實名制上路後,每人每週僅能買兩個口罩,且必須到健保指定特約藥局才能購買。

Each person is entitled to two pieces every seven days and can only buy them at NHI-contracted pharmacies upon presentation of a valid ID document.

每人最多僅能幫一位親友購買口罩,購買時必須攜帶自己本人以及親友的健保卡。

Everyone is allowed to purchase for a maximum of one friend or family as long as they bring the person’s ID along with their own.

孩童用口罩為12歲以下孩童適用。家長必須示出孩子的身分證和或健保卡才能購買。

Children’s masks are available to those under 12 years old. Parents must present the kid’s ID document/NHI card to purchase.

最新消息在健保署和食藥署昨日發表互相抵觸的言論之後公佈。

The announcement came after the National Health Insurance Administration (NHI, 健保署) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA, 食藥署) gave contradictory information to reporters on Tuesday.

健保署官員張鈺旋向 The China Post 解釋健保署在被我方告知口罩新制不一致的規範後立即與食藥署重新召開會議。

NHI official Chang You-hsuan (張鈺旋) told The China Post that the agency reconvened with the FDA shortly after The China Post pointed out to them that their take on the incoming plan was inconsistent.

為了分散人潮,民眾必須根據身分證、居留證或是護照末碼奇偶數來決定購買日期。

In order to avoid long queues, you should go to pharmacies according to the last digit of their ID number or residency number.

若身分證字號尾數為單數者可於週一、週三、週五購買;身分證字號尾數為雙數者,則可在週二、週四、週六購買;週日不設限。

If the latter ends in an odd number, you are eligible to buy masks on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays; even numbers should go on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays. Sundays are open to all.

部長表示,每個口罩價格調降1元新台幣(約0.33美金),從每個6元(約0.2美金)降至5元(約0.16美金),民眾必須出示健保卡購買口罩。

The flat fee per piece will drop by NT$1 (US$0.33) from NT$6 (US$0.2) to NT$5 (US$0.16), and locals will need to show their health insurance card to make a purchase, the minister added.