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Three more airport hotel employees among latest COVID-19 cases

ROC Central News Agency

04/30/2021 03:19 PM

Taipei, April 30 (CNA) Three employees at Novotel Taipei Taoyuan International Airport have been confirmed among seven COVID-19 cases reported in Taiwan on Friday, according to the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC).

The three new patients, all listed as domestic cases, were confirmed after one of their colleagues at the airport hotel tested positive the day before. (Amid new COVID-19 cases, Taoyuan tightens prevention measures)

Thursday's confirmed case prompted the health authorities to move roughly 400 staff members and hotel guests to government quarantine centers, where they were tested for COVID-19.

The three new cases at the hotel include two women who were tested after arriving at the quarantine center and one man, who had a fever and got tested before he was transported to the quarantine center, according to the CECC. (CECC focuses on foreign pilots as source of airport hotel COVID-19 cases)

The CECC also reported four imported cases, including a Taiwanese man who returned to Taiwan on March 30 from a work trip to Kazakhstan, an Indian man who arrived in Taiwan for work in February, and two men from the Philippines, one of whom was a sailor who entered Taiwan on April 10 to seek medical treatment.

(By Kay Liu)


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