Filipina transit passenger not a risk: CECC

Taipei Times
Date: Jul 07, 2020
By: Staff writer, with CNA

Central Epidemic Command Center spokesman Chuang Jen-hsiang speaks at a news conference in Taipei yesterday.
Photo: CNA

A Filipina who on Saturday tested positive for COVID-19 in Hong Kong after transiting through Taiwan on Friday did not pose a major threat to the nation, the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) said yesterday.

Proper precautions are being taken with transit passengers, and no Taiwanese or Taiwan-bound passengers were seated in the two rows in front and behind the woman during her EVA Air flights from Manila to Taiwan and then to Hong Kong, CECC spokesman Chuang Jen-hsiang (莊人祥) said.

The woman, in her 30s, arrived at Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport at about 3pm on Friday and departed for Hong Kong at 4:40pm, so “she was in Taiwan for less than two hours,” Chuang said.

At that time, all passengers waiting for transfer flights wore masks, while airport ground staff wore protective goggles, gloves and masks when assisting passengers, Chuang said.

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