On January 30, the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) announced six new confirmed imported cases of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in Taiwan. Among those six new cases, one (Case #901) arrived in Taiwan from Indonesia, one traveled from Czech Republic (Case #902), and the other four (Cases #903-906) arrived from Brazil.
Case #901 is a Taiwanese man in his 40s. The man returned to Taiwan from Indonesia on January 21. During the home quarantine period, he began to develop a fever, cough, and sore throat on January 22. He voluntarily notified the health authority of his symptoms on January 27. The health authority then arranged for him to seek medical care and undergo COVID-19 testing. Infection with COVID-19 was laboratory-confirmed in the case on January 30.
Case #902 is a Taiwanese woman in her 20s. She visited Czech Republic for studies in September 2020, and she was diagnosed with COVID-19 in the country on January 4, 2021. After testing negative twice on January 15 and January 22, the woman took a flight to Taiwan on January 25. She arrived in Taiwan on January 27 and showed an abnormal sense of smell. She was later given a test, and infection with COVID-19 was laboratory-confirmed in the case on January 30.
Cases #903-906 are four Taiwanese family members, and they are two girls under 10, a man in his 40s, and a woman in her 30s. The family had resided in Brazil for an extended period of time, and they took a flight back to Taiwan on January 20. Case #905 began to have a fever and sore throat on January 24; Case #903, Case #904, and Case #906 began to experience symptoms on January 27. After notifying the health authority of their symptoms, they were tested for COVID-19. Infection with COVID-19 was laboratory-confirmed in the cases on January 30.