WUHAN VIRUS / Taiwan confirms two more cases of infection from new coronavirus

Focus Taiwan
Date: 01/24/2020
By: Christie Chen

Tourism Bureau Director-General Chou Yung-hui

Taipei, Jan. 24 (CNA) Taiwan on Friday confirmed two more cases of infection from the 2019 novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) , which originated in Wuhan, China, bringing the total number of confirmed cases in Taiwan to three.

The two new cases were a Chinese woman in her 50s and a Taiwanese man in his 50s, who both entered Taiwan from China on Jan. 21, according to Taiwan's Central Epidemic Command Center.

The Chinese woman traveled to Taiwan with an 18-member tour group from Wuhan. The group was originally scheduled to depart Taiwan on Jan. 28, but following the diagnosis, it was asked to cancel all activities and its members were asked to return to their hotel, Tourism Bureau Director-General Chou Yung-hui (周永暉) said at a press conference.

So far, none of the other members have shown symptoms of the disease, said Centers for Disease Control (CDC) Director-General Chou Jih-haw (周志浩), who heads the command center.

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