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Taiwanese listed as new case of infected coronavirus, Taiwan record now at 17


A Taiwanese has tested positive for the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) which brings the total number of confirmed cases to 17 announced by Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC), CNA reported.


The latest confirmed case is a man in his 20s and he is the son of a couple who were confirmed to be infected with 2019-nCoV who transited in Hong Kong.

The young man developed a cough on Jan. 27 in Italy, while his parents also started to show symptoms on Jan. 26 and Jan. 28, respectively, said Chuang Jen-hsiangdeputy-director of Taiwan's Centers for Disease Control.


It is believed that the family caught the virus while on one of their flights, but it was not clear on which segment of their trip they were infected, Chuang said.


When the son returned to work in Taiwan, he claimed to have worn face masks, but 11 of his colleagues will still be asked to self-quarantine themselves at home. He was reported to be in stable condition with only mild symptoms and no fever, Chuang said,
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