CORONAVIRUS/Two Indonesians with COVID-19 who stayed in same dorm ruled imported cases

Focus Taiwan
Date: 12/06/2020
By: Chiang Yi-ching

A migrant workers’ dorm in Kaohsiung for illustrative purposes. CNA file photo

Taipei, Dec. 6 (CNA) The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) said Sunday that two Indonesian migrant workers who stayed in the same dormitory in Taiwan after completing quarantine, and who both have tested positive for COVID-19, are imported cases rather than domestic ones.

The two migrant workers (case No. 688 and No. 695) both tested positive for IgG antibodies, which indicates they have been infected for at least two weeks, CECC spokesman Chuang Jen-hsiang (莊人祥) said at a press conference.

In addition, they were also only in contact for one day in the dormitory, which makes it unlikely they infected one another, said Health and Welfare Minister Chen Shih-chung (陳時中), who heads the CECC.

The first of the two migrant workers to be confirmed with the disease, case No. 688, is an Indonesian woman in her 30s who arrived in Taiwan on Nov. 13.    [FULL  STORY]

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