TAIPEI (The China Publish/ANN) — The Central Epidemic Command Middle (CECC, 中央流行疫情指揮中心) reported 2 imported COVID-19 case on Thursday, bringing the tally to 895.
Talking at a press convention, Well being Minister Chen Shih-chung (陳時中) stated the imported instances are from the U.S. and Germany.
Case 895 is a Taiwanese man in his twenties who traveled to the U.S. in October 2020 and returned to Taiwan on Jan. 24.
He submitted detrimental check outcomes and was positioned beneath quarantine when he arrived dwelling.
He reported an irregular sense of odor a day later and was examined by well being authorities afterward to which the an infection was confirmed Thursday.
The CECC has tracked down 24 doable contacts, with 11 beneath quarantine and the remainder required to observe self-health administration.
The opposite imported case (case 896) is a Taiwanese man in his thirties who was in Germany for training functions in August 2020 and later returned to Taiwan on Jan. 22.
He additionally submitted the required paperwork beforehand and was positioned beneath quarantine when he landed.
Nevertheless, virus-related signs developed on Jan. 25 and 26, which alerted well being authorities to manage a check. His an infection was confirmed right this moment.
As case 896 was dwelling alone throughout his quarantine, no different doable contacts have been listed, the CECC added.
As of press time, 895 instances have been confirmed thus far, together with 785 imported instances, 71 native infections, 36 instances aboard the Dunmu (敦睦) ship, 1 unknown case and 1 case (case 530) which later examined detrimental.
Among the many confirmed instances, 7 folks died, 809 had been launched from quarantine, and the remainder are beneath quarantine.