On January 22, the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) announced six new confirmed imported cases of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in Taiwan. Those six new cases arrived in Taiwan from Cameroon, Indonesia, and the Philippines.
Case #875 is an over 30-year-old man from Cameroon. The Cameroonian man came to Taiwan for work on January 5. He hasn't experienced any symptoms since arrival. After completing the quarantine period, he took a self-paid COVID-19 test on January 20. Infection with COVID-19 was laboratory-confirmed in the case on January 22.
Case #876 is a Taiwanese man in his 20s. The Taiwanese man visited Indonesia for work in August 2020, and began to experience a sore throat and other symptoms on January 1, 2021. He took some over-the-counter medicines and didn't seek medical attention. He returned to Taiwan on January 19 and voluntarily notified airport quarantine officers of his symptoms. His specimen was collected for testing upon arrival, and infection with COVID-19 was laboratory-confirmed in the case on January 22.
Cases #877-880 are all fishermen. Among them, three (Cases #877, #879, and #880) are Indonesian nationals, and one (Case #878) is a Philippine national. Those four fishermen are between 20 to 40 years old. They traveled to Taiwan for work on January 7, and they haven't experienced any symptoms since arrival. They were tested for COVID-19 on January 20, before completing the quarantine period. Infection with COVID-19 was laboratory-confirmed in the cases on January 22.