CORONAVIRUS/Taiwan reports two new imported cases of COVID-19

04/04/2021 05:09 PM
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A temperature monitoring point at Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport. CNA file photo
A temperature monitoring point at Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport. CNA file photo

Taipei, April 4 (CNA) Taiwan reported two new imported cases of COVID-19 on Sunday, one each from Indonesia and the Philippines, according to the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC).

One of them was an Indonesian man in his 20s, who arrived in Taiwan on March 31 for study purposes, the CECC said in a statement.

He developed a fever, runny nose and headache during quarantine and was confirmed Sunday to be infected with COVID-19, the CECC said.

The other case was a Taiwanese man in his 60s, who works in the Philippines, according to the CECC.

While in the Philippines, the man developed a fever, shortness of breath and a distorted sense of taste in late March, and he was admitted to hospital after testing positive for COVID-19, the CECC said.

On April 2, the man returned to Taiwan on a medical charter flight and was tested again for COVID-19, with the results coming back positive Sunday, the CECC said.

To date, Taiwan has recorded 1,047 cases of COVID-19, 931 of which have been classified as imported. Of the total, 997 patients have recovered, 10 have died, and 40 are in hospital, according to CECC statistics as of Sunday.

Globally, COVID-19 has infected over 130.5 million people in 193 countries and regions, with more than 2.8 million fatalities, CECC data shows.

(By Chiang Yi-ching)

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