Virus Outbreak: Two new virus cases bring total to 47

IMPORTED? One of the new cases is a man who visited the Netherlands on a business trip last week and a contact investigation has been launched to trace his movements

Taipei Times
Date: Mar 11, 2020
By: Lee I-chia / Staff reporter

An inmate poses with completed masks in a sewing workroom at Taipei Prison in Taoyuan yesterday.
Photo by Sam Yeh, AFP

The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) yesterday confirmed two new cases of COVID-19, bringing the total number of infections to 47 in Taiwan.

One of the new cases is a relative of a previous case and the other is a man who tested positive after returning from a business trip to the Netherlands, said Minister of Health and Welfare Chen Shih-chung (陳時中), who heads the center.

The former is a man in his 20s living in northern Taiwan, who is the son of the nation’s 34th case and the brother of the nation’s 41st case, and had tested negative twice after his mother was confirmed to have COVID-19 on Feb. 28, Centers for Disease Control (CDC) Deputy Director-General Chuang Jen-hsiang (莊人祥) said.    [FULL  STORY]

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