Taiwan Reports First New Local COVID-19 Case Since April

Taiwan has confirmed its first local Covid-19 case since April, a female in her thirties who was a contact of the foreign pilot who reported positive for the virus on December 20.

Taiwan has confirmed its first local Covid-19 case since April, a female in her thirties who was a contact of the foreign pilot who reported positive for the virus on December 20.

The Taiwan Centers for Disease Control reported that the female was in contact with the foreign pilot who did not fully declare his activities.

The New Zealand pilot was with another case who reported coughing during a flight to the United States. The pilot tested positive for the virus on Sunday.

Health authorities have now released a list of public venues the pilot visited and specified time periods.

This, after Taiwan reported that it had no new local case in 253 consecutive days since April.

Meanwhile, the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) announced three additional imported cases as of Tuesday.

The CECC also announced that starting Wednesday, flights between Taipei and London will be reduced to half, after reports of the new strain of the virus in UK.


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