Taiwan looks for missing Vietnamese woman after contact with COVID case

Central Epidemic Command Center says risk of infection by Indonesian worker quite low

Taiwan News
Date: 2020/12/05
By: Matthew Strong, Taiwan News, Staff Writer

People in Taiwan wearing masks against coronavirus infections (CNA photo)

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Vietnamese worker listed as a contact for a confirmed Indonesian COVID-19 case has gone missing, provoking a search action by police and immigration officers, reports said Saturday (Dec. 5).

The Indonesian worker, listed as case No. 688, tested negative several times after her arrival in Taiwan on Nov. 13. However, a test requested by her employer and conducted on Dec. 1 turned out positive.

Following her compulsory 14-day quarantine, the Indonesian had been asked to self-monitor her health while staying at a dormitory with 47 other workers. The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) ordered those workers to be supervised and tested at a joint facility, but one of the 47 could not be found, CNA reported.

The missing person is a Vietnamese woman in her 30s who entered Taiwan on Nov. 13 and left quarantine on Nov. 28 following two negative tests. She stayed at a dormitory designated by a migrant broker Nov. 28-30 and at her Taiwanese employer’s home from Nov. 30 to Dec. 2. On the last day, she left the house in the morning but never returned, the report said.

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