Virus Outbreak: Controls, quarantines working: Chen

MORE CASES EXPECTED: Many young Taiwanese would be returning home over the next two weeks, as schools in many nations closed, the health minister said

Taipei Times
Date:  Mar 24, 2020
By: Lee I-chia / Staff reporter

Hsinchu Mayor Lin Chih-chien, right, and other city officials inspect the contents of a “care package” for familes under quarantine at a center set up by the city government to distribute food, water and other basic necessities to the families.
Photo: Hung Mei-hsiu, Taipei Times

Twenty-six new COVID-19 cases were confirmed yesterday, including five clusters, and all but one were imported, bringing Taiwan’s total number to 195, as border controls and home quarantine measures prove their effectiveness, the head of the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) said.

Twelve of the new cases were in people tested at airports upon their return, 11 were in people under home quarantine and two were people who tested positive after seeking medical treatment, Minister of Health and Welfare Chen Shih-chung (陳時中), who heads the center, said at its daily news conference.

“The new domestic case is a woman who lives with a Germen researcher at a national research institute who was one of three cases confirmed from the same institute on Sunday, he said.The daily numbers of imported cases have continued to increase since mid-March, and the growth curve is expected to be maintained over the next two weeks,” he said.    [FULL  STORY]

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