Virus Outbreak: No need to test all arrivals for COVID-19, CECC says

NEW CASE REPORTED: A man who returned from South Africa on a flight with the nation’s 460th and 461st cases has now tested positive for the disease

Taipei Times
Date: Aug 07, 2020
By: Sherry Hsiao / Staff reporter

A Taipei Department of Environmental Protection employee sprays sanitizer outside an exit of the Ximen MRT station in Taipei yesterday.
Photo: CNA

The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) yesterday said that there is no need to test all arrivals to the nation for COVID-19, a policy the Executive Yuan supports.

The center reported one new imported case, bringing the nation’s tally of confirmed cases to 477.

The new case is a Taiwanese man in his 60s who on July 25 returned from South Africa, said Centers for Disease Control (CDC) Deputy Director-General Chuang Jen-hsiang (莊人祥), who is also the CECC’s spokesman.

The man had returned to Taiwan on the same flight as cases Nos. 460 and 461, reported on July 27, Chuang said.    [FULL  STORY]

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