Virus Outbreak: Nation reports no new COVID-19 cases

GOOD NEWS: While the crisis is not over yet, the news is worth being happy about, the health minister said, while the CECC reinstated a rule for buying children’s masks

Taipei Times
Date: Apr 15, 2020
By: Sherry Hsiao / Staff reporter

Minister of Health and Welfare Chen Shih-chung, who heads the Central Epidemic Command Center, speaks at a news conference in Taipei yesterday.
Photo: CNA

For the first time in more than a month, the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) yesterday reported no new cases of COVID-19.

The last time no new confirmed cases were announced was on March 9, Minister of Health and Welfare Chen Shih-chung (陳時中) said at a news briefing in Taipei.

While the pandemic is not over yet, having no new cases is still worth being happy about, said Chen, who heads the center.

As of yesterday, there were 393 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Taiwan — 338 imported and 55 local — the center said.    [FULL  STORY]

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