First domestic case since April reported

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Taipei Times
Date: Dec 23, 2020
By: Lee I-chia / Staff reporter

Photo: CNA

The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) yesterday reported the nation’s first domestic case of COVID-19 since April, ending 253 consecutive days of no local transmission.

It also announced three imported cases from the Philippines.

The new local case — No. 771 — is a close contact of case No. 765, a New Zealander in his 60s, who is an EVA Airways Corp (長榮航空) pilot, said Minister of Health and Welfare Chen Shih-chung (陳時中), who heads the center.

The center on Sunday said that the New Zealander might have transmitted the disease to two other pilots — case No. 760, a Taiwanese pilot in her 30s, and case No. 766, a Japanese pilot in his 20s — during a flight to the US on Dec. 12, as he was reported to be coughing on duty while not wearing a mask.   [FULL  STORY]

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