Shanghai reports another imported COVID-19 case from Taiwan

Shanghai Pudong Airport. File photo courtesy of China News Service

TAIPEI (CNA) — Shanghai reported an imported COVID-19 case from Taiwan on Sunday, the third this month, but it has not answered Taiwan’s request for further details on the case, according to Taiwan’s Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC).

Shanghai authorities reported three new imported cases of the coronavirus Sunday, including one involving a Taiwanese national who flew from Taipei to Shanghai on Aug. 27 and was put in quarantine upon arrival.

It was not clear when the test was actually conducted.

The three people confirmed to be infected with COVID-19 have been transferred to designated hospitals for medical treatment, and the 128 people who may have had contact with them have been isolated, the Shanghai authorities said.

CECC spokesman Chuang Jen-hsiang (莊人祥) said the center is waiting for Chinese health authorities to provide detailed information on the case.

The latest case follows two cases of individuals who tested positive for COVID-19 after traveling from Taipei to Shanghai earlier this month.

In those cases, the CECC said it is doing contact tracing to determine if anybody who may have come in contact with the two individuals shows any signs of the disease.