CORONAVIRUS/Close contacts of Philippine COVID-19 case test negative

Focus Taiwan
Date: 12/26/2020
By: Hou Wen-ting and Chung Yu-chen

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Kaohsiung, Dec. 26 (CNA) A total of 10 individuals who had close contact with a COVID-19-positive woman from the Philippines in Kaohsiung have tested negative for the virus, the city government's Department of Health confirmed Saturday.

Of the 18 people known to have had contact with the woman, 10 were instructed to undergo the mandatory 14-day quarantine on Dec. 12 — the date the Filipina tested positive for the coronavirus, according to the department.

The 10 individuals, nine of whom had a hotpot meal on Dec. 11 with the infected woman, received COVID-19 tests themselves early Friday upon completion of their quarantine, the results of which came back negative later that day, the department said.

According to the department, the 10 individuals are required to undergo seven days of self-health management after their quarantine period, meaning that they need to wear a surgical mask at all times in public and have their temperatures taken twice a day as mandated by the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC).    [FULL  STORY]

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