CORONAVIRUS/COVID-19 patient went to hotel bar, restaurant in Taipei

05/10/2021 06:03 PM
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The Howard Plaza Hotel Taipei. CNA photo May 10, 2021
The Howard Plaza Hotel Taipei. CNA photo May 10, 2021

Taipei, May 10 (CNA) A China Airlines (CAL) pilot confirmed as having COVID-19 on Monday visited a bar and a restaurant in Taipei prior to his diagnosis, according to the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC).

The man went to the Seven Scholars Lounge, a bar in the Howard Plaza Hotel Taipei, on May 3, from around 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m., the CECC said.

The following day, he ate at the Xian Lao Man restaurant in Taipei's Nangang District from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

According to the CECC, the pilot was likely infected on May 2 when he was driven to work with a colleague of his who tested positive on May 8.

Also on Monday, the CECC said that it was adding a PX Mart in Taipei's Neihu District to a list of places a different COVID-19 patient had been to prior to testing positive for the disease.

The case in question is the wife of a CAL pilot confirmed with the disease on Saturday. She shopped at the supermarket, located on Xingyun Street, from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. on May 4.

People who visited these places at around the times stated should closely monitor their health and seek medical attention if they develop a fever, breathing difficulties or diarrhea before May 18, the CECC said.

(By Chiang Yi-ching)

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