CORONAVIRUS/Taiwan records no new COVID-19 cases for third time this week

Focus Taiwan
Date: 04/17/2020
By: William Yen

Health Minister Chen Shih-chung (Photo courtesy of the CECC)

Taipei, April 17 (CNA) Taiwan reported no new daily confirmed cases of the COVID-19 coronavirus for a second consecutive day Friday and also for the third time this week, keeping the total number of those infected in the country at 395, the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) said that day.

Taiwan also confirmed no new cases Tuesday and Thursday this week, as well as March 8 and March 9.

A total of 166 of the COVID-19 patients in the country have already been released from quarantine, while the death toll remains at six, Health Minister Chen Shih-chung (陳時中), who also heads the CECC, told reporters at a daily briefing in Taipei.

Despite Taiwan recording no new cases for the third time this week, Chen reiterated that the global pandemic has not subsided.    [FULL  STORY]

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