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First locally transmitted case ends Taiwan’s record of 8-months virus-free streak

Last reported a locally transmitted COVID-19 case in Taiwan was on Apr 12 2020
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First locally transmitted Covid-19 casein was reported in Taiwan on 22 December 2020; ending the world’s longest record of 8-months stretch without a domestic infection.

A patient was confirmed to have caught Covid-19 in Taiwan, according to an official from Taiwan Centers for Disease Control. The patient is a woman who is a friend of a previous case.

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They were believed to have been in contact from Dec 7 to Dec 12. She was also in contact with 167 people.

Last reported a locally transmitted COVID-19 case in Taiwan was on Apr 12 2020. The island also reported 3 more imported COVID-19 cases on Tuesday.

Wilfred Tan
Former journalist cum editor. I lead the content creation process at News Asia Today. From the awesome country of Malaysia.