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4-year old boy one of the new COVID-19 cases in Taiwan as total jumps to 195

158 of the 195 confirmed cases in Taiwan had been classified as imported according to Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC), the country reported 26 new cases with a 4-year old boy is the youngest.

Taiwan reported 26 new cases and this will be the first time that Taiwan announced a case of a child under the age of five testing positive for COVID-19.

"Although this is the youngest case in Taiwan, and a preschool-aged child, whether it's testing or treatment, it is the same [as an adult]. Of course, when a child is small, he still needs to have other family members around to divert his attention during the examination," said Deputy Director-General Chuang Jen-hsiang, Centers for Disease Control (CDC).

He added that there is no treatment or supportive therapy currently in place that is specific to children.

The influx of returning Taiwanese expected to continue over the next two weeks, initial health screenings on arrival at airports and home quarantine are the "first line of defense," CECC said.


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