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Taiwan reports 1 new case of coronavirus from overseas


Taiwan's Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Wednesday (May 6) reports one new case of COVID-19, bringing the total to 439.


Minister of Health and Welfare Chen Shih-chung announced one new case of coronavirus. The latest confirmed case, No. 439, is a woman in her 30s who had been studying abroad in the UK before returning to Taiwan last month.

The woman went to the UK in January to attend school in the country. When she returned to Taiwan on April 26, she reported experiencing nasal congestion and fatigue and was tested for the virus.

During her quarantine period, she continued to experience a runny nose, nasal congestion, and an abnormality with her sense of taste. the health department arranged for her to undergo a medical examination on May 4 and she was officially diagnosed with COVID-19 on May 6 and has been placed in a hospital isolation ward.

Chen made a point to mention that since her arrival in Taiwan, case No. 439 she has stayed in a quarantine center and a quarantine hotel, and never came in contact with relatives and friends. He added that the CECC will identify and monitor her fellow passengers for signs of the disease.
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