Virus Outbreak: Two new imported cases of COVID-19

BAFFLING CASE: Case No. 790 tested negative for IgM and positive for IgG, indicating that a second positive was probably from his August infection, not a new one

Taipei Times
Date: Dec 30, 2020
By:  Lee I-chia / Staff reporter

Minister of Health and Welfare Chen Shih-chung, who also heads the Central Epidemic Command Center, talks to reporters in Yilan County yesterday.
Photo: Tsai Yun-jung, Taipei Times

he Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) yesterday announced two imported cases of COVID-19 in arrivals from the Philippines and the US.

Each provided a negative polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test result before boarding a flight to Taiwan and neither showed COVID-19 symptoms, the center said.

Centers for Disease Control Deputy Director-General Chuang Jen-hsiang (莊人祥), who is the CECC’s spokesperson, said that one of the cases is a Filipino in his 30s who arrived for work on Dec. 14.

The man stayed at a centralized quarantine facility after arrival and tested positive in a mandatory test before his quarantine ended on Sunday, Chuang said.    [FULL  STORY]

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