CORONAVIRUS/New Taipei, Taoyuan publish places visited by COVID-19 cases

The local governments of New Taipei and Taoyuan on Saturday published places visited by the two latest domestic COVID-19 cases linked to Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport, including locations in Taipei and Yilan County.

A taxi driver, a man in his 50s who lives in New Taipei and was confirmed to have tested positive for COVID-19 on Saturday, was in a Surewell Fresh Supermarket on Chunjing Road in Luodong Township, Yilan County from 3:15-3:30 p.m. on Jan. 4, according to New Taipei City Department of Health.

The taxi driver, who is certified to transport people to and from quarantine facilities, first tested negative on Jan. 4, but later had three positive tests from Jan. 7. One of his passengers on Dec. 24 has been confirmed as having COVID-19, according to the health department.

Just before 10 p.m. on Jan. 6, the taxi driver went to a 7-Eleven store on Wuchang Street in Taipei, which is close to several movie theaters in the city's Ximending shopping area, the health department of New Taipei said.

Meanwhile, a female security guard working at the Taoyuan airport, who was confirmed to have COVID-19 Friday evening, had traveled between Airport Terminal 2 and Linghang stations on the Taoyuan Airport MRT line, both in Dayuan District in Taoyuan, on Jan. 1-5, according to the Taoyuan City government.

She traveled to the airport from Linghang station in the morning of Jan. 1, Jan. 4, and Jan. 5; and in the other direction in the afternoon on Jan. 3-4. The woman also went to a Mei&Mei store on Sanguang Road in Zhongli District in the morning of Jan. 2 and Jan. 3, the city government said.

People who were at these locations around the same time should monitor their health for 14 days from the date they were there, the city government said.

The city government also announced the testing sites that will operate from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. and 2-5 p.m. on Sunday.

These sites are Zhongzheng Park (morning only), Liming Park, and Longgang Playground in Zongli District; a Hakka community center on Kanding Road in Bade District; and a community center on Mau 5th Road in Pingzhen District.

People experiencing symptoms should go directly to a hospital to take a COVID-19 test, the city government said.

Source: Focus Taiwan News Channel