Vietnamese infected during quarantine; 3 other COVID-19 cases closed: CECC

Focus Taiwan
Date: 08/19/2020
By: Chang Ming-hsuan and Chiang Yi-ching

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Taipei, Aug. 19 (CNA) A Vietnamese migrant worker, who recently tested positive for COVID-19 in his home country after leaving Taiwan, was likely infected while he was in quarantine there, Vietnam health authorities told Taiwan on Wednesday.

The message was delivered via the National IHR Focal Point, a communication channel set up under the World Health Organization's International Health Regulations, the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) said.

The patient, a Vietnamese national in his 40s who was working in northern Taiwan, returned home on Aug. 7, according to the CECC.

He tested negative for COVID-19 at the airport upon arrival, before being transported to a Vietnamese government-run quarantine facility, where he was put in a room with two other people, the CECC said.    [FULL  STORY]

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