Taiwan probes possible first local coronavirus case in one month as imported cases rise

Straits Times
Date: July 28, 2020

Life in Taiwan has been less disrupted than in countries with strict lockdowns.PHOTO: REUTERS

TAIPEI (REUTERS) – Taiwan on Tuesday (July 28) was investigating its first possible local coronavirus infection in more than a month, a Thai man who tested positive last week, as the island also faces a rise in cases brought from overseas.

Taiwan's early response was effective in keeping the pandemic at bay, with just 467 infections and seven deaths. Most of the cases have been imported and have recovered.

Until the Thai man's positive test, the island had not seen a local case of coronavirus infection since June 24.

Taiwan's Central Epidemic Command Centre said it was probing where and how the man contracted the virus.    [FULL  STORY]

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