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Pinay test positive of COVID-19 right before giving birth in Taiwan


Taiwan reported a Filipina mother in her 30s as one of the two latest COVID-19 cases as confirmed by the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Friday (Sept 11).


The Philippines citizen, Case No. 497, now listed as a contact to be investigated said CECC chief Chen Shih-chung. The woman tested positive of COVID-19 right before giving birth.

The Filipina arrived in Taiwan via Hong Kong on Aug. 29 to visit relatives in the country. Initially, tested negative upon arrival but perform test once again before giving birth and turned out to be positive.

Meanwhile, the other positive case is a Taiwanese man in his 60s who had been working in the Philippines since January who is now Case No 498.

Taiwan's death toll from the pandemic still at seven, with 406 cases imported, 55 local, 36 originating from the Taiwan Navy, with one undetermined case.
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