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Taiwan adds only 1 new coronavirus case, again from 'Goodwill Fleet', bringing total to 426


The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Wednesday (April 22) announced that there was one new case of COVID-19 in Taiwan, bringing the total from the "Goodwill Fleet" to 28, and 426 overall.


Minister of Health and Welfare Chen Shih-chung announced that there was one new case, again from Taiwan's ill-fated "Goodwill Fleet", the latest confirmed case, No. 426, is a male in his 20s who served as a trainee on the navy supply ship, the Panshih.

The man had begun experiencing a fever, cough, and loss of the sense of taste starting on March 23. However, after taking medication, his symptoms subsided and he returned to his duties.

Chen said that out of the 28 sailors in the "Goodwill Fleet" cluster event, 692 contacts have been traced by the health department, 446 are undergoing home isolation, while 246 have implemented self-health management.

The center will continue to trace the activities of the infected sailors in public places after disembarking from their ships and publish them on the internet. 

Chen reminded the public that if they found that they had been to the same places at the same time as the confirmed cases, they should undergo self-health management for the next 14 days.
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