Four more Moscow dancers test positive

CANCELED: While the troupe has been forced to cancel its tour, the minister of health and welfare said that people who test positive after a 14-day quarantine are not contagious

Taipei Times
Date: Dec 18, 2020
By: Jake Chung / Staff writer, with CNA

Minister of Health and Welfare Chen Shih-chung, second left, attends the launch of the 41st Taipei International Audio and Art Show in Taipei yesterday.
Photo: Tu Chien-jung, Taipei Times

The Moscow Classical Ballet canceled all planned performances in Taiwan after eight members of the troupe tested positive for COVID-19, bringing the tally of infected members to eight.

The three female dancers and one male dancer have been placed under isolation, Minister of Health and Welfare Chen Shih-chung (陳時中), who heads the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC), told a news conference in Taipei.

As of yesterday, Taiwan had reported 757 cases — including the four new cases — with seven fatalities.

The dancers’ tests showed cycle threshold (Ct) values of between 31 and 35, but had low virus counts, Chen said.    [FULL  STORY]

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