Musician feels ‘devastated’ after learning his COVID-19 diagnosis sparked firestorm in Taiwan

Musician Brett Dean pens statement from isolation ward in Adelaide, Australia where he is recovering from coronavirus

Taiwan News
Date: 2020/03/09
By George Liao, Taiwan News, Staff Writer

Musician Brett Dean ( photo)

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Musician Brett Dean said on Saturday (March 8) that he feels “devastated” after learning that his COVID-19 diagnosis in Australia is causing performances in Taipei to be cancelled and people to be quarantined.

Dean came to Taiwan Feb. 23 to perform and returned to Adelaide, Australia March 2. He tested positive for the virus March 5 in Adelaide, where he is being isolated at the Royal Adelaide Hospital.

After the musician's diagnosis, the National Concert Hall in Taipei cancelled all upcoming performances and disinfected the hall. Taiwan’s Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) is asking 147 people with whom he came into contact to quarantine.

In a statement posted by Dean’s representatives Saturday, the musician expresses his emotions over learning his diagnosis caused a stir in Taiwan.    [FULL  STORY]

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