Taiwanese tests positive after arrival in Shanghai

TRACING SOURCE: The woman had been in Shanghai for a few days before the onset of her symptoms, so she probably did not infect others in Taiwan, the CECC said

Taipei Times
Date: Aug 26, 2020
By: Lee I-chia / Staff reporter

Minister of Health and Welfare Chen Shih-chung, who also heads the Central Epidemic Command Center, comments in Taipei yesterday on a testing program for COVID-19 antibodies conducted by National Taiwan University’s College of Public Health in Changhua County.
Photo: CNA

The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) yesterday reported a case of a Taiwanese who tested positive for COVID-19 after arriving in Shanghai.

Centers for Disease Control (CDC) Deputy Director-General Chuang Jen-hsiang (莊人祥), who is also the CECC spokesman, said that the case is a woman in her 70s who lives alone in southern Taiwan and had been in Taiwan since November last year.

After arriving in Shanghai on Aug. 15 and testing negative for COVID-19, the woman was quarantined in a hotel, Chuang said.

On Friday last week, she developed a sore throat, so she was tested again, he said, adding that after the results came out positive on Saturday, she was isolated for treatment.   

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