Taiwan reports 2 new imported cases

Cases arrived from Philippines, Australia

Taiwan News
Date: 2020/08/16
By: George Liao, Taiwan News, Staff Writer

CECC Spokesman Chuang Jen-hsiang (CNA photo)

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — On Sunday (Aug. 16) the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) announced two new confirmed imported cases (Cases No. 483 and 484) of COVID-19 in Taiwan.

Case No. 483, a female in her 30s, arrived in Taiwan from Australia on Aug. 14, according to the CECC. She began to have flu-like symptoms on Aug. 6 and informed quarantine officers at the airport in Taiwan upon her entry.

41 passengers who sat within two rows of her have been ordered by health authorities to quarantine themselves at home.

Case No. 484, a male in his 40s who had been working in the Philippines since February, began to have symptoms of fever, headache, cough, and loss of taste on Aug. 12, followed by diarrhea on Aug. 13. He told quarantine officers of his condition at the airport upon his entry into Taiwan on Aug. 14.    [FULL  STORY]

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