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Second domestic COVID-19 case reported in Taiwan in a week

ROC Central News Agency

04/27/2021 03:13 PM

Taipei, April 27 (CNA) Taiwan on Tuesday reported its second domestic COVID-19 case in a week and the latest case associated with Taiwan's China Airlines (CAL), according to the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC).

The new case is an Indonesian woman in her 40s who is the wife of a CAL cargo pilot who tested positive for COVID-19 in Australia on April 20. She was required to go into quarantine on April 21, the CECC said.

She tested negative for the disease on her first and second day in quarantine, but began to have coronavirus symptoms on April 26. A third COVID-19 test came back positive on Tuesday, the CECC said.

The woman is the second domestic COVID-19 case Taiwan has seen in the past week. The first case was the son of the CAL pilot.

As of Tuesday, a total 11 cases of COVID-19 linked to CAL, one of Taiwan's largest carriers, had been reported in the past week. One of these cases was reported in Australia and is not included in Taiwan's case count.

The 11 cases include two Taiwanese cargo pilots who flew to the U.S. together, two Indonesian pilots (one of whom was confirmed with COVID-19 in Australia) who visited a mosque in Taipei together, two family members of one of the Indonesian pilots, and five other Taiwanese pilots.

Besides the domestic case, Taiwan also reported five new imported COVID-19 cases on Tuesday, bringing the total number of cases reported in the country to 1,110 since the outbreak began.

(By Chiang Yi-ching)

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