Virus Outbreak: One Taiwan case added, total hits 45

MUSICIAN’S TRAIL: The CECC said that 103 people who had close contact in Taiwan with an Australian composer who had COVID-19 had been told to enter quarantine

Taipei Times
Date: Mar 07, 2020
By: Cheng Wei-chi and Dennis Xie / Staff reporter, with staff writer and CNA

EVA Air cabin crew walk through Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport yesterday. Due to being on the same flight as an Australian composer who tested positive for COVID-19, flight crew and passengers who had seats near him were ordered by the Centers for Disease Control to undergo 14-day home quarantine, while others were told to practice self-health management after returning home.
Photo: Chu Pei-hsiung, Taipei Times

Taiwan yesterday confirmed one additional COVID-19 case, bringing the national total to 45, the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) said.

The 45th patient is a woman in her 50s who had been hospitalized in the same ward as Taiwan’s 34th novel coronavirus patient, the CECC said.

She had not traveled abroad in the past few months. She was admitted to the hospital on Feb. 14 due to an unrelated ailment and spent time in the same ward as the other patient, although in a different room, before being discharged on Feb. 20, it said.The woman was found to have contracted the disease after health authorities on Sunday screened the people with whom the 34th patient might have come into contact with, it said.    [FULL  STORY]

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