Taiwan confirms eight new cases of COVID-19

Radio Taiwan International
Date: 19 March, 2020
By: Jake Chen

Taiwan confirms eight new cases of COVID-19. (CNA Photo)

Taiwan has confirmed eight new cases of COVID-19. This brings Taiwan’s total number of confirmed cases since the start of the outbreak up to108.

Six out of the eight new cases are Taiwanese citizens who recently returned from travel or study abroad. Between them, they had recently traveled to Egypt, the United States, Austria, the Czech Republic, France, and Spain. 

A seventh case is a French man in his 50’s who came to visit his family in Taiwan. He began to show symptoms of COVID-19 on Monday and was admitted to a hospital soon after.

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