Shanghai reports 3rd coronavirus case imported from Taiwan in 2 weeks

Chinese citizen, Taiwanese woman have both tested positive for COVID-19 since mid-August after arriving in Shanghai from Taiwan

Taiwan News
Dated: 2020/08/30
By: Sophia Yang, Taiwan News, Staff Writer

Incoming travelers arrive at Shanghai Pudong International Airport in August, 2020.  (CNA photo)

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Shanghai reported on Sunday (Aug. 30) that a Taiwanese national had tested positive for COVID-19 two days after arriving from Taiwan, marking the third infection likely imported from the island country in merely two weeks.

The Shanghai health authorities announced on their Weibo page on Sunday that three people had tested positive for the disease upon or after their return from Taiwan and Russia.

According to the post, the Taiwanese patient, a man in his 20s, arrived at Shanghai Pudong International Airport on Aug. 27. He was screened on arrival and has since been staying at a managed isolation facility, where he is said to have exhibited symptoms of the virus.

Taiwanese Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) Spokesperson Chuang Jen-hsiang (莊人祥) explained that the Taiwanese passenger had been living in the U.S. since 2006. He returned to Taiwan on Aug. 4 and reported no symptoms during his 14 days of home quarantine.

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