Virus Outbreak: Fifteen new cases push total near 300

CLUSTERED CASES: People who boarded EVA Airways Flight BR282 on March 20 should immediately seek medical help if they develop symptoms, the CECC said

Taipei Times
Date: Mar 30, 2020
By: Lee I-chia / Staff reporter

Volunteers from Tainan Community University’s Taijiang campus yesterday hold signs in front of a temple to raise community awareness about preventing the spread of COVID-19.
Photo: Tsai Wen-chu, Taipei Times

The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) yesterday announced 15 new COVID-19 cases, bringing the total number of confirmed cases in Taiwan to 298.

Fourteen of the new cases — nine men and five women — are imported cases who had returned to Taiwan between March 14 and Friday, said Minister of Health and Welfare Chen Shih-chung (陳時中), who heads the center.

Among them are three clusters of cases, including a married couple who visited Indonesia form March 10 to March 14, developed symptoms on Sunday last week and sought medical help on Thursday, he said.The second clustered case is a man who visited Morocco from March 10 to Sunday last week in a tour group, in which another traveler tested positive last week, Chen said.

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