Virus Outbreak: CECC reports one imported case

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Taipei Times
Date: Oct 01, 2020
By: Lee I-chia / Staff reporter

The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) yesterday reported one imported case of COVID-19, a French man who came to Taiwan to work, while a Taiwanese tested positive for the virus after arriving in Xiamen, China.

Minister of Health and Welfare Chen Shih-chung (陳時中), head of the center, said that the latest case — the nation’s 514th — is a French technician in his 50s.

The man provided a negative COVID-19 certificate from a real-time polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) test taken within three days before he boarded a flight to Taiwan. He arrived on Sept. 11, showed no symptoms and stayed at a quarantine hotel for 14 days, Chen said.

The man began practicing self-health management from Saturday and his company arranged for him to get a RT-PCR test on Monday, which was yesterday confirmed to be positive, Chen said.    [FULL  STORY]

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