Sumary of Taiwan reports record 29 new virus cases:
- EPA Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail UsCopy the Link Taiwan has reported a record rise in domestic COVID-19 cases with 29 new infections, as community transmissions in part of central Taipei spread and the government called for people to be tested..
- While Taiwan has reported just 1291 cases, mostly imported from abroad, out of a population of some 24 million, a recent small rise in domestic infections has spooked Taiwan’s people and the stock market, long used to the island’s relative safety..
- Health Minister Chen Shih-chung told a news conference on Friday that of the 29 new domestic infections many were connected with an outbreak in Taipei’s Wanhua district, an often gritty area that mixes old temples with trendy shops and hostess bars..
- The cluster of the current infections has been linked by DNA sequencing to an earlier outbreak at an airport hotel and pilots at Taiwan’s largest carrier, China Airlines Ltd..
- Taiwan Premier Su Tseng-chang, writing on his Facebook page earlier on Friday, said that there is no need to raise the island’s COVID-19 alert level for the time being and that compared with last year it has more experience and resources to fight the pandemic…