WUHAN VIRUS/Taiwan confirms 1st Wuhan coronavirus case

01/21/2020 06:55 PM

Taipei, Jan. 21 (CNA) Taiwan on Tuesday reported its first confirmed case of a new type of coronavirus, brought in by a Taiwanese woman who was recently in the central Chinese city of Wuhan.

A Taiwanese woman who works in Wuhan reported to quarantine officials at Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport that she had a fever on returning Monday, according to an epidemic response command center established Monday to contain the spread of the new coronavirus.

The woman was immediately placed in quarantine and later tested positive for the pneumonia-like virus dubbed the 2019 novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV), the center said.

(By Chen Wei-ting and Evelyn Kao)

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