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Taiwan reports 1 new imported COVID-19 case who came from the Philippines

Taiwan's Central Epidemic Command Center announced today August 9 that a new case of COVID-19 has been imported from the Philippines which is a female in her 20s (case 480).

Since Philippines returnees to Taiwan causing more diagnoses of the virus, a comprehensive quarantine inspection was implemented on 7/26 when the Philippines returned to Taiwan. From 8/12, the Philippines will be quarantined for 14 days when returning to Taiwan.

Of the total 480 confirmed cases in Taiwan, 388 are imported; 55 are indigenous; 36 are naval crew members aboard the Panshi fast combat support ship.

The command center also urged the public to wear masks when going to elevators and various entertainment venues, such as hotels, KTVs, cinemas and other confined spaces. Good hygiene such as hand washing and cough etiquette to reduce the risk of infection.

The command center once again 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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