Virus Outbreak: Five new cases all imported

Taipei Times
Date: Apr 14, 2020
By: Lee I-chia / Staff reporter

Minister of Health and Welfare Chen Shih-chung, center, and other officials pose for a photograph wearing pink masks at yesterday’s daily Central Epidemic Command Center news conference.
Photo courtesy of Central Epidemic Command Center

Five cases of COVID-19 were confirmed yesterday, all imported: four Taiwanese who had been passengers on the Coral Princess cruise ship and a Taiwanese who returned from the US, the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) said.

Minister of Health and Welfare Chen Shih-chung (陳時中), who heads the center, said case No. 393 is a woman in her 60s who returned to Taiwan on Sunday and reported that she began coughing up phlegm on March 29 and developed diarrhea on April 1.

The woman, who was immediately transported from the airport to a hospital for testing, is the wife of Case No. 384, a man in his 70s who returned from the US on Friday and tested positive on Saturday, Chen said.

After the man tested positive, a family member told the CECC that his wife was planning to return, so the CECC informed the National Immigration Agency on Sunday, and discovered that she was already on a flight to Taiwan, Centers for Disease Control (CDC) Deputy Director-General Chuang Jen-hsiang (莊人祥) said.    [FULL  STORY]

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