103 quarantined in Taiwan after Australian musician diagnosed with coronavirus

103 out of 147 people who came in contact with Australian musician diagnosed with Wuhan virus quarantined in Taiwan

Taiwan News
Date: 2020/03/06
By: Keoni Everington, Taiwan News, Staff Writer

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TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — After news broke on Thursday night (March 5) that an Australian musician who performed in Taiwan over the weekend has been confirmed with the Wuhan coronavirus, over 100 people who came into contact with him have been quarantined.

On Thursday news broke the 58-year-old Australian composer Brett Dean tested positive for the coronavirus after arriving in the South Australian state capital of Adelaide on Tuesday (March 3), following a trip on EVA Air flight BR-315 from Taiwan to Brisbane in Queensland. The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Thursday said he performed at the National Concert Hall (NCH) in Taipei on Friday night (Feb. 28) and on Sunday afternoon (March 1), before boarding the EVA Air flight on Monday (March 2).

Health Minister and CECC Head Chen Shih-chung (陳時中) said Dean departed London on EVA Air Flight BR-68 on Feb. 22, transited through Bangkok, and landed in Taiwan on Feb. 23. On the evening of Feb. 27, he visited a clinic after he began to develop a cough and a runny nose.

On Friday (March 6), Dean's agency Intermusic announced on Twitter the composer, violist, and conductor had been diagnosed with the disease on Monday and is receiving treatment in Adelaide. The Sydney Morning Herald reported that Dean is being treated and undergoing quarantine at The Royal Adelaide Hospital.    [FULL  STORY]

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