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Taipei Times
Date: Oct 14, 2020
By: Lee I-chia / Staff reporter

Centers for Disease Control Deputy Director-General Chuang Jen-hsiang speaks at a news conference at the Central Epidemic Command Center in Taipei yesterday.
Photo: CNA

A Taiwanese man who returned from China’s Jiangsu Province yesterday became the nation’s 530th confirmed COVID-19 case, the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) said yesterday.

The man, who is in his 40s, when to Jiangsu in February for work and returned to Taiwan on Sunday for vacation, Centers for Disease Control (CDC) Deputy Director-General Chuang Jen-hsiang (莊人祥), who is also CECC spokesman, told a news conference in Taipei.

The man told health officials that he developed a runny nose with thick mucus on Oct. 1, but took over-the-counter medication to relieve the symptoms, and that two of his office colleagues had also had cold-like symptoms, for which they also took over-the-counter medication, Chuang said.

The man had a cough, runny nose and nasal congestion when he arrived at Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport, so he was tested for COVID-19 at the airport and a positive test result was received yesterday, Chuang said.    [FULL  STORY]

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