No INFECTED CONTACTS: Positive test results from travelers from Taiwan to France, Japan and the Philippines might be false positives, the center said
Date: Oct 08, 2020
By: Lee I-chia / Staff reporter
The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) yesterday reported two new imported cases of COVID-19 and four travelers who tested positive in other countries after leaving Taiwan.
Minister of Health and Welfare Chen Shih-chung (陳時中), who heads the center, said that one of the imported cases — case No. 522 — is a Taiwanese woman in her 20s, who went to Ireland for work in October last year and returned on Sunday without symptoms.
The woman went into home quarantine and on Monday began experiencing symptoms, including a fever and muscle pain, Chen said, adding that her test result returned positive yesterday.
Chen said that case No. 523 is an Indian man in his 30s, who provided a negative polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) test result from within three days before he got on a flight to Taiwan and had not experienced any symptoms since his arrival in Taiwan on Sept. 9.