On October 7, the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) announced two new confirmed imported cases of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in Taiwan. The two cases are a Taiwanese woman in her 20s (Case #522) and an Indian man in his 30s (Case #523). They entered Taiwan from Ireland and India, respectively.
Case #522 traveled to Ireland for work in October 2019. The case showed no suspected symptoms when entering Taiwan on October 4, 2020. She immediately returned home to undergo quarantine after arrival. She developed a fever and body aches on October 5. The case then underwent COVID-19 testing arranged by the health authority. Infection with COVID-19 is laboratory-confirmed in the case on October 7.
The CECC reported that Case #523 visited Taiwan for work and presented a certificate of a negative COVID-19 test taken within three days of boarding. The case hasn't developed any suspected symptoms. After he entered Taiwan on September 9, the case completed the 14-day home quarantine and the subsequent self-health management. On October 5, he took a COVID-19 test at his own expense due to work requirements. Infection with COVID-19 is laboratory-confirmed in the case on October 7 (the CT value for the test was 34, and he tested negative for IgM but positive for IgG antibodies). The investigation launched by the health authority found that the case had come into contact with a confirmed case in India before visiting Taiwan.