CORONAVIRUS/Taipei 101 closes temporarily due to COVID-19 case

08/03/2021 08:15 PM
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People sit in Taipei 101's food court on Tuesday, the first day the mall began allowing indoor dining again since the Level 3 COVID-19 alert was lifted. CNA photo Aug. 3, 2021

Taipei, Aug. 3 (CNA) The Taipei 101 skyscraper has been closed until Thursday, as an employee in the mall has tested positive for COVID-19, the building's management said Tuesday.

The management said it closed the entire building at 6 p.m. Tuesday, after it was notified that an employee at a store on the fifth floor had tested positive for COVID-19.

The employee's last work day before the positive test was July 28, the management said, adding that five other workers at the store are now in quarantine.

To carry out disinfection, the building has been closed until Thursday, while the store where the infected employee worked will not reopen until Saturday, the 101 management said.

According to the Taipei City government, health officials are working to identify the infection source and the contacts of the patient, who lives in New Taipei.

(By Tseng Chih-yi, Chen Yu-ting and Chiang Yi-ching)

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