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
Date: Jan 29, 2020
By: Lee I-chia / Staff reporter
The Central Epidemic Command Center yesterday confirmed three new cases of 2019 novelcoronavirus (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]