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    《TAIPEI TIMES》 Official mask-purchasing system to be maintained

    People wear masks as they walk through the Taipei City Mall under the Taipei Railway Station yesterday.

Photo: CNA

    People wear masks as they walk through the Taipei City Mall under the Taipei Railway Station yesterday. Photo: CNA

    2020-08-03 03:00:00

    ANOTHER IMPORT: A Filipina who arrived on Friday to visit family developed a fever on Saturday and test results yesterday were positive, making her Taiwan’s 465th case

    By Lee I-chia / Staff reporter

    The government’s real-name mask purchasing system is to be continued until at least the end of the year, the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) said yesterday, as it reported a new imported COVID-19 case from the Philippines.

    The center would continue to requisition mask production to ensure people can buy masks using the real-name system until the end of December, said Centers for Disease Control (CDC) Deputy Director-General Chuang Jen-hsiang (莊人祥), the CECC’s spokesman.

    While the CECC requisitions about 8 million masks per day to ensure there are enough for the real-name system, more than 10 million masks are produced per day for sale domestically or overseas, so people can also purchase masks from various retailers, he told the CECC’s daily news conference, after being asked about former vice president Chen Chien-jen’s (陳建仁) suggestion that each household have a mask reserve to last them three months.

    Given that the COVID-19 pandemic is raging worldwide, Taiwan could face the challenges of low herd immunity, an increase in imported cases as border controls are gradually eased, the lack of a vaccine and the possibility of COVID-19 cases being mistaken for the flu during flu season, said Chen, an epidemiologist and public health expert, adding that having a mask reserve was a practical suggestion.

    Chuang said a Filipina in her 20s who has an Alien Resident Certificate arrived at Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport on Friday to visit her family and was given a COVID-19 test at the airport upon arrival, as all Filipinos must now do as of Wednesday last week.

    As the woman did not have any COVID-19 symptoms upon arrival, she was taken to a hotel to undergo quarantine.

    However, on Saturday she developed a mild fever and was tested again, and the test result received yesterday was positive, raising the total number of confirmed cases in Taiwan to 465, Chuang said.

    The local health bureau initiated contact tracing after the positive test result was received, and as of 5pm, the 26 people who had direct contact with the woman have been identified, the CECC said.

    They include 12 passengers who sat close to her on the flight to Taiwan and one family member — who have been placed under home isolation — and 11 crew members who have been asked to self-monitor, as well as two passengers from the flight who only transited Taiwan, the CECC said.

    As for the case of a Belgian engineer who entered Taiwan on May 3 and was quarantined until May 17, but tested positive last week in two polymerase chain reaction (PCR) tests, Chuang said the man underwent the tests as a requirement for returning home, but had not reported any symptoms while in Taiwan.

    However, he had experienced a loss of smell and taste in March while still in Belgium, so the PCR tests might have detected small fragments of inactive viral RNA, Chuang said.

    Chung said 310 people who had close contact with the Belgian during his stay have been given a PCR test, and 109 tested negative as of 5pm yesterday.

    They would be asked to take a COVID-19 antibody test as well, he said.

    The CECC cannot rule out that the man contracted SARS-COV-2 in Taiwan, a determination that would be made by experts based up the results of the contact investigations, he added.

    新聞來源:TAIPEI TIMES

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