Taiwan confirms three more virus cases

FIRST INDIGENOUS CASE: One of the cases involved the Taiwanese spouse of a woman who had visited Wuhan, while the other two were Chinese travelers

Taipei Times
Date: Jan 29, 2020
By: Lee I-chia  /  Staff reporter

The Central Epidemic Command Center yesterday confirmed three new cases of 2019 novel

Worshipers burn incense and offer prayers at Ciyou Temple in Taipei’s Songshan District yesterday. Concerned about the spread of a new coronavirus, a large majority of visitors to the temple this year have worn masks.
Photo: CNA

coronavirus (2019-nCoV) infection in Taiwan — two Chinese visitors from the Chinese city of Wuhan, where the virus was first discovered, and one Taiwanese spouse of a previously confirmed case.

The command center also raised its travel advisory for China, excluding Hong Kong and Macau, to level 3, its highest warning level, meaning people should avoid unnecessary travel to the area, Centers for Disease Control (CDC) Deputy Director-General Chuang Jen-hsiang (莊人祥) said.

Yesterday’s announcement raised the total number of cases of 2019-nCoV confirmed in Taiwan to eight, with the latest being the husband of the fifth case reported on Monday.

The man had not visited China, making it the first indigenous case of the 2019-nCoV infection, the command center said.    [FULL  STORY]

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