The police and the National Immigration Service are looking for a Vietnamese citizen who is in Taiwan to work and in need of quarantine after coming into contact with a asymptomatic COVID-19 patient, a health official said on Saturday (12/6).
Chuang Jen-hsiang (莊人祥), a spokesman for the Central Epidemiological Command Center, said the worker, a woman in her 30s, arrived at her host’s home on Monday (November 30), but officials have not been able to contact her since Wednesday. (CECC). The woman is one of 47 people sharing a dormitory with an Indonesian worker who was confirmed to be infected with COVID-19 on Friday. Therefore, she was listed as in need of quarantine at a government-designated facility.
Another 46 have been identified and quarantined, Chuang added. The spokesperson said the risk of the missing Vietnamese worker being infected is low as she was quarantined 14 days after arriving in Taiwan on November 13 and tested negative for COVID-19 twice during that time.
To date, Taiwan has recorded 693 cases of COVID-19 infection, 601 cases classified as imported. Of the total, 574 patients have recovered, seven have died and 112 are currently hospitalized, according to CECC statistics as of Saturday.