Three-year-old confirmed as youngest virus case

TRACING THE SOURCE: The child, the third case under the age of five in Taiwan, might have contracted the virus from a play area at a US airport, the CECC said

Taipei Times
Date: Dec 13, 2020
By: Lee I-chia / Staff reporter

A man, right, wearing a medical gown makes sure all visitors wear masks in the lobby of a hospital in Taipei on Friday.
Photo: David Chang, EPA-EFE

The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) yesterday reported eight imported cases of COVID-19, including a mother and a three-year-old child who returned from the US, the nation’s youngest confirmed case.

Centers for Disease Control (CDC) Deputy Director-General Philip Lo (羅一鈞), deputy head of the CECC’s medical response division, said the woman is a Taiwanese in her 30s, who lives in the US and returned to Taiwan with her child on Sunday last week.

They had provided negative polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test results issued within 72 hours of their flight, and stayed at home for mandatory quarantine after arrival, he said.

After the woman began sneezing, had an itchy throat and experienced loss of smell on Wednesday, they were tested on Friday, when the child also had a fever, Lo said, adding that the results came back positive.    [FULL  STORY]

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