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60-year old patient in Taiwan tests positive for coronavirus after recent travel to Philippines: CECC

Taiwan reported its 2nd imporated coronavirus case that has travel history or travelled from the Philippines as total cases in Taiwan reached 67 announced by Central Epidemic Command Center.

Taiwan case #62 is a 60-year old female residing in Northern Taiwan who visited her relatives in the Philippines with a member of her family from March 7 to March 14. 

She developed symptoms including fever and cough in the Philippines, and was tested for COVID-19 after returning to Taiwan on March 14. Infection with COVID-19 was laboratory-confirmed in the case on March 16. Two of her family members have no suspected symptoms. 

CECC announced 8 new cases of coronavirus in Taiwan which is the the country's largest single-day increase since the outbreak began.

The recently announced cases have travels in Europe raising the travel advisory to 27 European countries to Level 3, which requires mandatory quarantine.

Meanwhile, countries and regions not covered in the Central Epidemic Command Center's Level 2 or 3 travel warnings are automatically under a Level 1 travel watch, which includes the Philippines on that level.

Currently, Philippines recorded 12 fatalities of the coronavirus and 140 confirmed cases as President Rodrigo Duterte to put the whole island of Luzon to "Enhanced Community Quarantine."


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