又是菲律賓!50多歲男出差返國後確診 |Taiwan reports 1 more imported case from the Philippines

Health Minister Chen Shih-chung speaks at a press conference on Aug. 12, 2020. (Photo courtesy of the CECC)

【看CP學英文】中央流行疫情指揮中心今天又捎來一個壞消息,國內新增1例境外移入COVID-19(新冠肺炎)病例,為50多歲男性(案481),其於今(2020)年6月26日赴菲律賓出差,8月10日返國。

The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Wednesday reported 1 new imported case of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) infection, bringing the total number in Taiwan to 481.

The man in his fifties traveled to the Philippines for a business trip on June 26 and returned on Aug. 10.

指揮中心表示,案481於7月26日至28日間出現腹瀉症狀,自行服用成藥後症狀緩解,7月底曾出現畏寒情形,8月8日起再次出現畏寒,當日中午因全身倦怠自行服藥,未於當地就醫。

According to the CECC, case 481 began experiencing diarrhea, from July 26 to July 28 and self-medicated to relieve the symptoms.

Near the end of July, he began experiencing cold shakes and again on Aug. 8. He was reported to have been too tired to seek medical help.

個案搭機時全程配戴口罩、隔離衣、護目鏡及手套,未取下口罩用餐飲水,入境時主動通報曾有症狀,於機場接受採檢後送至集中檢疫所,11日集中檢疫期間仍出現腹瀉症狀,於今日確診,目前住院隔離治療中。

Case 481 had worn a face mask, protective clothing, safety goggles and gloves for the duration of the returning trip to Taiwan and immediately reported his symptoms upon arrival, the CECC said.

He was taken to an isolation facility to be tested by health authorities and his symptoms continued till Aug. 11; his infection was confirmed today.

The man is now being quarantined at a local hospital.

指揮中心指出,衛生單位已掌握接觸者共18人,其中2人為同行返台同事,5人為同班機前後兩排旅客,皆列為居家隔離對象;其餘11人為同班機機組員,均有適當防護,列為自主健康管理。

Health authorities have since tracked down 18 possible contacts. Two colleagues on the same flight home and 5 others who sat in front and behind case 481 are now all under quarantine.

The remaining 11 possible contacts are cabin crew members. As they had all donned protective gear throughout the flight, they have been asked to practice self-health management.