Four people in Taiwan’s outlying island of Penghu quarantined over coronavirus fears

An 11-year-old girl and a 38-year-old woman recently traveled to China’s Suzhou and Shanghai, respectively

Taiwan News
Date: 2020/01/26
By: Teng Pei-ju, Taiwan News, Staff Writer

The Tri-service General Hospital Penghu Branch.  (CNA photo)

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A total of four people in Taiwan’s offshore archipelago of Penghu are now being kept in quarantine due to suspected infections of a novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV), which is believed to have spread from the Chinese city of Wuhan since last December.

Penghu County Magistrate Lai Feng-wei (賴峰偉) made the announcement via Facebook on Saturday evening (Jan. 25).

The first suspected case is an 11-year-old girl who traveled to China’s Suzhou City from Jan. 11-18. The girl was hospitalized on Saturday after having coughs and a fever measuring 38.7 Celsius degrees.

A 38-year-old woman who recently returned to Penghu from Shanghai has also suffered similar symptoms. The woman and her husband and child, along with the 11-year-old girl, are being accommodated separately in the negative-pressure isolation wards of the Tri-Service General Hospital Penghu Branch.    [FULL  STORY]

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