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Taiwan announced 2 new imported COVID-19 cases coming from Philippines and Australia

The Central Epidemic Command Center announced new cases today (Aug 16). The 2 cases of came from overseas, Australia and the Philippines.

Case 483 was a female in her 30s. She went to work in Australia in February this year. On August 6 she developed runny nose, nasal congestion cough and other symptoms, she returned to Taiwan from Australia on August 14. When he entered, she was informed that he had suspected symptoms.

Case 484 is a 40-year-old male who went to work in the Philippines in February this year. He developed a cough on August 8. He developed fever, headache and cough and lost if taste on August 12. He took self-medication and did not seek medical attention. 

He developed diarrhea on August 13.  Returned to Taiwan from the Philippines on the 14th. Upon entry, he voluntarily informed that he had suspected symptoms. After the airport was checked, he was sent to the centralized quarantine station for isolation. He developed fever and asthma symptoms that night. 

The death toll remains at seven, with 390 cases imported, 55 local, 36 originating from the Taiwan Navy’s "Goodwill Fleet," and one case of an undetermined nature, a Belgian engineer who arrived in Taiwan in early May to work on a wind energy project in Changhua County. (CNA photo)

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