Warning texts sent to 200,000 people connected to navy ship outbreak
Radio Taiwan International
Date: 20 April, 2020
By: Andrew Ryan
Global Mall in Pingtung County, southern Taiwan is disinfected and closed for the day after a member of the navy visited prior to testing positive for COVID-19. (CNA photo)
Officials have sent warning text messages to some 200,000 people who may have come in contact with one of the 24 people infected during a navy friendship mission to Palau. Those two dozen cases were announced over the weekend; all of the cases were on board the Panshi Fast Combat Support Ship, one of three ships in the fleet.
Officials have tracked the movements of the 24 people infected with COVID-19. They visited nine counties and cities throughout Taiwan before they were confirmed to have the virus. [FULL STORY]