CECC announces two more imported cases of COVID-19

A woman who returned from the US and a man who returned from Oman tested positive. 

CECC spokesman Chiang Jen-Hsiang speaks at an emergency press conference on July 10, 2020. (Photo courtesy of CNA)

TAIPEI (The China Post) — The Central Epidemic Control Center (CECC, 中央流行疫情指揮中心) announced on Friday two more imported COVID-19 cases in Taiwan.

Cases 450 is a 20-year-old woman who often travels to the United States to work. She returned to Taiwan on July 5 with no symptoms, CECC spokesman Chuang Jen-hsiang (莊人祥) said in a press conference.

As a result, she was able to self-quarantine in her own home. On July 7, however, she reported some muscle aches and pain. A day later, she was tested for the virus, with the results coming back positive on July 10.

Luckily, she told the CECC that she wore a mask for the duration of her flight. The CECC has since identified the 35 people she came in close contact with on her journey back home.

Of the 35, two of them are family members while the other 33 are people who were on the same flight.

Meanwhile, case 451 is a 50-year-old man who works between Taiwan and Oman.

On July 2, he showed symptoms of the virus but did not seek aid in Oman. He returned to Taiwan on July 8 by transferring through Dubai International Airport.

Upon arrival, he approached medical personnel at the airport and told them of his symptoms. His infection was also confirmed today.