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Taiwan adds 2 more new imported cases of COVID-19, total now at 422

The Central Epidemic Command Center announced today (April 20) that there were two new cases of coronavirus in Taiwan, bringing the total to 422.

Health minister and CECC head Chen Shih-chung announced that there were two new cases, both of which were imported from abroad. Chen said that the two latest cases are women in their 20s who had been studying in North America.

Case No. 421 flew to Canada on Jan. 16 to attend a school there. On April 13, she began to develop a cough and phlegm and returned to Taiwan on April 19.

On the other hand, Case No. 422 boarded a jet on Jan. 11 to attend school in the U.S. From Jan. 14 to March 15, the woman went on a study abroad trip to Spain then  started to experience difficulty in breathing, a sore throat, and abdominal pain. When she returned to Taiwan from the U.S. on April 18, she proactively declared that she was feeling symptoms of the disease.

Quarantine personnel took a swab sample from the woman that day at the airport and the test came back positive on April 20.

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