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Three domestic COVID-19 cases reported in Taiwan

ROC Central News Agency

04/28/2021 03:09 PM

Taipei, April 28 (CNA) Taiwan on Wednesday reported three new domestic COVID-19 cases, including two linked to Taiwanese carrier China Airlines (CAL), according to the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC).

The airline, one of Taiwan's largest, has reported several COVID-19 cases in the past week, though the source of these infections remains unclear.

On Tuesday, the CECC found that three CAL pilots tested positive for the coronavirus' antibodies but have no record of being infected with the disease, and began to test their close contacts.

Two family members of two of these pilots tested positive for COVID-19 on Wednesday.

One was a woman in her 40s, the other a teenage boy, the CECC said.

These new cases can be seen as family clusters and the CECC is conducting further tests to see if more people were infected. (Kang Chiao school suspends classes after COVID-19 case reported)

The third domestic case reported Wednesday was a man in his 70s, who is the brother of a previously reported COVID-19 case. (COVID-19 patient visited Taoyuan dance hall, school: CECC)

After the man's brother tested positive for COVID-19 in early April, he helped deliver food for his sister-in-law, who was confirmed with the disease on Tuesday.

Besides the three domestic cases, Taiwan also recorded three new imported cases, bringing the total number of cases in the country to 1,116 since the outbreak began early in 2020.

(By Chiang Yi-ching)

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