Four Indonesian women, Filipina diagnosed with virus on arrival in Taiwan

China | 23 Nov 2020 11:38 am

Taiwan reported six new imported coronavirus patients on Sunday, bringing the total number in the country to 617 since the pandemic began late last year, the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) said.

Four of the patients were Indonesian women in their 20s, who arrived in Taiwan on November 7 and November 8 from Indonesia to work, CECC spokesman Chuang Jen-hsiang said at a press briefing in Taipei, CNA reports.

None of the four showed no symptoms on arrival, but when they were tested  on November 20 and November 21 just before completing their mandatory 14-day quarantines, their results were positive, Chuang said. The four women have been put in isolation at a local hospital.

Another case involves a Taiwanese man in his 20s who traveled to the United States in mid-August to study and began experiencing muscle soreness, a cough with mucus, runny nose, headache and an abnormal sense of smell on November 6.

On arrival in Taiwan on November 20, he told health authorities of his symptoms and was tested at the airport and the results came back positive Sunday.

The other is a Filipino woman in her 30s who arrived in Taiwan on November 8 and has had no symptoms. She was tested on November 21 before completing the mandatory 14-day quarantine and the results were positive.

To date, Taiwan has recorded 617 coronavirus patients, 525 of which have been classified as imported.

Of the total, 548 patients have recovered, seven have died, and 62 are currently being treated in the hospital, according to CECC statistics as of Sunday.





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