Australian case visits few places in Taiwan; low risk of community transmission for public

On March 6, the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) announced that with respect to the Australian confirmed case of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) who recently traveled to Taiwan, it has obtained details on the patient’s travel itinerary in Taiwan from February 23 to March 2. During the patient’s stay in Taiwan, Australian patient didn’t visit many locations except that the patient sought medical attention at a clinic on February 27, and traveled between the National Concert Hall in Taipei and the hotel at which the patient stayed. Thus, related risk assessment suggested a very low risk of community transmission in Taiwan. A total of 147 contacts related to the Australian traveler have been established so far, including an entourage and friends of the traveler, staff at the clinic, journalists, musical group members and taxi drivers who had contact with the case in Taiwan. Of 147, 103 have been identified as close contacts who are subject to a 14-day period of home isolation while other contacts are subject to a 14-day period of self-health management.
PublishTime 2020/3/6