By: Hsu Fu-wei and Ko Lin
Taipei, Feb. 6 (CNA) Three more Taiwanese were confirmed infected with the 2019 novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) late Thursday, just several hours after the country reported two new cases earlier in the day.
Of the three new cases, two are a married couple, both in their 50s, who transited through Hong Kong from Taiwan on Jan. 22 for Italy on vacation with two other family members, Health Minister Chen Shih-chung (陳時中) said.
After their return trip on Feb. 1, also through Hong Kong, the couple developed a fever and subsequently sought medical attention, during which tests showed that they had contracted the novel coronavirus and are currently being quarantined, Chen said.
So far the two other family members have not shown symptoms of illness, according to the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC). [FULL STORY]