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Two people tested positive for coronavirus in Australia, Taiwan after travel to Philippines


Two people who traveled seprately to the Philippines tested positive for coronavirus disease (COVID-19) after returning to Taiwan and Australia.


Taiwan's 44th coronavirus case is a man in his 30s, who traveled to the Philippines between Feb. 28 and March 3. The man began suffering from abdominal pain and diarrhea in the Philippines and developed a sore throat and fatigue after returning to Taiwan.

Taiwan believes he was infected in the Philippines, and is currently conducting screening on the people he has been in contact with based on his travel history.

The other person traveled in the Philippines that tested positive with coronavirus is a woman in her 60's who returned to the southeastern state of New South Wales in Australia.


"Her travel details are being obtained and will be disclosed if she posed a risk to any other passengers on her flight," read a statement posted in the NSW government website.

There are no reported cases yet of local transmission in the Philippines. Health officials have yet to confirm the information.
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