又是境外移入!新增1確診 女從卡達返台後中鏢|Taiwan reports another imported case of COVID-19

Health minister Chen Shih-chung speaks at a press conference on May 7, 2020. (Photo courtesy of the CECC)

【看CP學英文】中央流行疫情指揮中心今(7)日公布國內新增1例COVID-19(新冠肺炎)病例(案440),為20多歲女性,今(2020)年2月下旬至卡達工作,曾於3月8日出現喉嚨痛、流鼻水與失去味覺等症狀,3月10日於卡達確診武漢肺炎並接受治療,4月8日二採陰性治療結束後,返回宿舍隔離至4月22日。

The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Wednesday reported a new imported case of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) infection, bringing the total number in Taiwan to 440.

Case 440 is a woman in her twenties who traveled to Qatar for work in February and reported symptoms including a sore throat, a runny nose and a loss of taste, on March 8.

She sought medical help in Qatar on March 10 and tested positive for the coronavirus.

On April 8, she tested negative and returned to her dormitory for quarantine until April 22.

指揮中心表示,個案5月3日返國入境時無症狀,因主動告知曾於卡達確診,由機場檢疫人員採檢後送至集中檢疫所,並於5月4日檢驗陰性後,搭乘防疫專車返家居家檢疫。個案返家當日即出現腹瀉症狀,5月5日由衛生單位安排就醫採檢,於今日確診,目前住院隔離治療中;衛生單位將進一步調查個案同班機旅客,以匡列接觸者。

According to the CECC, she returned to Taiwan on May 3 and reported to local health authorities upon arrival of her recent confirmed infection.

She was tested again a day later and placed under quarantine pending further investigation but her test was negative.

She had an upset stomach after returning home and was tested again on May 5, Health Minister Chen Shih-chung said.

Her infection was confirmed today and she is currently under quarantine in a hospital, Chen added.

Health authorities are tracking down passengers of the same flight to list as close contacts for further investigation.