Taiwan Says 1st of its 6 Imported Covid-19 Cases Came From Cameroon

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Taiwan government has said the country has recorded six more cases of coronavirus with the first coming from Cameroon

The country’s Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Friday January 22 said the latest imported cases were 6; the first is a man from Cameroon and the rest include a Taiwanese citizen and four migrant fisheries workers

Chen Shih-chung, the Minister of Health and Welfare said that Case No. 875 is a Cameroonian male in his 30s who works in Taiwan

He had returned to Cameroon in early December of last year

When he returned to Taiwan on January 5, he did not report experiencing any symptoms to quarantine officers, Taiwan News reported

After the end of his quarantine, he took a coronavirus test at his own expense on January 20 and was diagnosed with the virus on January 22

The government said since the man is asymptomatic and those who interacted with him at the quarantine facility and hospital wore adequate protective equipment, no contacts have been listed

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