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

Date: July 28, 2020

FILE PHOTO: A woman wearing a face mask holds a child as she walks at an empty terminal hall of Taipei’s Taoyuan International Airport, following the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Taiwan July 17, 2020. REUTES/Ben Blanchard

TAIPEI (Reuters) – Taiwan on Tuesday 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.    [FULL  STORY]

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