French man bitten by spider in US, tests positive for Covid in Taiwan

90-year-old Taiwanese man returns from US with COVID-19, Indonesian tests positive after quarantine

Taiwan News
Date: 2020/12/04
By: Keoni Everington, Taiwan News, Staff Writer

File photo of black widow spider.  (Wikimedia Commons photo)

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Friday (Dec. 4) announced four new imported cases of the Wuhan coronavirus, including a French man who was bitten by a venomous spider in the U.S. and a 90-year-old Taiwanese man.

During a press conference Friday afternoon, CECC Spokesman Chuang Jen-hsiang (莊人祥) announced four imported coronavirus cases, raising the total number of cases in Taiwan to 691. The latest cases recently returned from the U.S. and Indonesia.

Chuang stated that case No. 688 was an Indonesian female migrant worker in her 30s who came to Taiwan for work on Nov. 13. She presented negative results for a negative nucleic acid test taken within three days before her flight.

She has thus far not presented any symptoms of the disease since entering Taiwan. While in quarantine, she took a second coronavirus test, which came back negative.   [FULL  STORY]

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