Frenchman in Taiwan tests Covid positive after quarantine ends

Taipei, Sep 30 : Taiwan's Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Wednesday announced one new Covid case from France.

During his weekly press conference Wednesday afternoon, Minister of Health and Welfare and CECC head Chen Shih-chung announced a single new imported coronavirus case, raising the total number of cases in Taiwan to 514.

The latest case is a French manufacturing technician in his 50s who came to Taiwan for work, Taiwan news reported.

Chen said that the person had tested negative for the coronavirus three days before boarding his flight to Taiwan and that he had not experienced any noticeable symptoms of the disease.

When he arrived in Taiwan on September 11, he was transported directly to a quarantine centre.

On September.

26, the day after his quarantine period ended, he began implementing self-health monitoring in his hotel.

His company then paid for a coronavirus test on Sept. 28, and the results came back positive on September 30.

He is currently staying in a hospital isolation ward.

His Ct value was 33.5 and he was found to have both IgM and IgG antibodies.

The health department has currently identified four people who came in contact with the man, including one hotel employee, who has been told to undergo home quarantine.

The other three include two company coworkers and an epidemic-prevention taxi driver.



Source: IANS