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Taiwan orders to put 5,000 people in isolation tied to the cluster infection of COVID-19 in Taoyuan


Taiwan's Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) has announced that more than 5,000 people must enter home isolation to prevent the further spread of the disease tied to the hospital cluster infection of COVID-19.

CECC head Chen Shih-chung said that the floor's status has been changed to "red zone," as has the entire hospital, Taiwan News reported.

The health minister stated that there are three categories of people who visited the hospital between Jan. 6-19 and will be told to enter home isolation:

1. Discharged patients and people living with them

2. Caregivers of hospitalized patients and people living with them

3. People who were exposed to case No. 889 when he sought medical treatment.

More than 5,000 people fall on the mentioned categories which are expeted to undergo home isolation. Starting at 6 p.m. on Sunday evening, the health department began notifying all of those who are to enter home isolation.


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