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New imported COVID-19 case announced in Taiwan which came from the Philippines

The Central Epidemic Command Center announced today (Aug 29) a new confirmed case of imported COVID-19 in Taiwan. CECC spokesperson that the case was a Taiwanese male in his 40s (Case 488).

Case #488 went to the Philippines in February 2020 and return to Taiwan on August 27. 

The command center stated that the patient had sore throat symptoms on August 20 and did not seek any medical treatment in the Philippines. The patient is currently in isolation.

Out of the 488 confirmed cases, 396 were imported, 55 were local, 36 came from the Navy's "Goodwill Fleet," and one case has yet to be clarified with seven individuals have succumbed to the disease.

The command center reminded that when entering from abroad, if you have fever, cough and other uncomfortable symptoms, you should actively notify the airport and port quarantine personnel and cooperate with epidemic prevention measures.


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