11 new cases related to Taoyuan: CECC

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Genomic sequencing indicates that there are at least four different types of Omicron variants of SARS-CoV-2 found in 39 cases in Taiwan, CECC said.

The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) yesterday reported 11 new local COVID-19 infections. All of these are related to cases recorded in Taoyuan since last Monday and 57 imported cases.

According to the CECC, there are eight male and three female cases in the country, two of whom are children under the age of five.

They said they involved a man and his mother who were friends with members of Taoyuan’s Golden Voice social club who tested positive for COVID-19 last Friday.

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The mother had already been quarantined by the COVID-19 epidemic at the club, center director Chen Shih-chung, Minister of Health and Welfare, said at a press conference.

The new case also includes a man in his thirties who is the husband of a worker who has been confirmed five cases at the Taoyuan factory.

According to Mr. Chen, he was tested positive after being quarantined with two families who tested positive on Thursday.

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According to the CECC, the remaining new local incidents were listed as close contacts for 13 infected employees at the Union Bank of Taiwan (Union Bank) branch in Taoyuan’s Zhongli district (Zhongli). It was positive.

According to CECC, two are the family of a bank clerk under quarantine, one is an employee’s friend, three are working in a steakhouse, and two are children who ate at a restaurant at about the same time as several bankers. It is us.

Of the 11 domestic cases, 5 were breakthrough infections, 1 was a single dose of AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine, and 3 were unvaccinated (children not eligible for vaccine). include). The condition of the two was still under investigation. CECC said.

SARS-CoV-, a nurse working in the COVID-19 ward of the Renai Branch of Taipei Municipal Hospital, confirmed to be infected with COVID-19 late Wednesday by genome sequencing It was shown to be infected with 2 Omicron variants. Year.

According to Chen, the four types of Omicron found in 39 cases in the country indicate that there is a chain of four diseases in Taiwan.

So far this year, Taiwan has recorded 72 domestic cases, all but 6 related to Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport.

Mr Chen said he was confident that he could contain the current wave of infection, adding that the CECC is not considering banning corporate banquets before the Lunar New Year holidays.

According to Chen, 57 imported cases were people who arrived between December 31st and Thursday, 28 of whom arrived on long-haul flights and tested positive at the airport, and 29 were in quarantine. Was positive.

Apart from this, Taipei City Mayor Ko Wen-je said yesterday that from today, all sporting activities in the city, whether outdoors or indoors, must be done in masks.

Drinking, swimming, visiting saunas and spas, or participating in other water-based activities is exempt, Ko said.

He added that referees and athletes are allowed to play unmasked in official matches if they received a second COVID-19 vaccination at least 14 days ago, or if they had already taken a booster shot. ..

Additional report by Yang Shin Hui

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