Shanghai reports 3rd coronavirus case imported from Taiwan in 2 weeks
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    Shanghai reported on Sunday (Aug. 30) that a Taiwanese national had
    tested positive for COVID-19 two days after arriving from Taiwan,
    marking the third infection likely imported from the island country in
    merely two weeks.To get more shanghai breaking news, you can visit shine news official website.



    The Shanghai health authorities announced on their Weibo page on Sunday
    that three people had tested positive for the disease upon or after
    their return from Taiwan and Russia.



    According to the post, the Taiwanese patient, a man in his 20s, arrived
    at Shanghai Pudong International Airport on Aug. 27. He was screened on
    arrival and has since been staying at a managed isolation facility,
    where he is said to have exhibited symptoms of the virus.



    Taiwanese Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) Spokesperson Chuang
    Jen-hsiang (莊人祥) explained that the Taiwanese passenger had been living
    in the U.S. since 2006. He returned to Taiwan on Aug. 4 and reported no
    symptoms during his 14 days of home quarantine.



    A blood test showed the man's IgG and IgM antibodies for COVID-19 to be
    positive, indicating that he had been infected for three weeks or
    longer. Given that the results showed a PCR Ct value of 35, it is
    possible that he contracted the virus in the U.S. before flying to
    Taiwan, Chuang said.



    On Aug. 14, a Chinese citizen returned home after visiting relatives in
    Taiwan and tested positive for the virus in Shanghai on Aug. 18. Five
    days later, a 70-year-old Taiwanese woman also tested positive in
    Shanghai.



    The woman is said to have been living alone in southern Taiwan, and she
    arrived in Shanghai on Aug. 15. Fourteen people who had come in close
    contact with her have tested negative for the virus, according to the
    CECC.



    Taiwan has recorded 488 coronavirus cases as of Sunday, with 396 cases
    imported, 55 local, 36 originating from a cluster infection aboard the
    Navy’s Goodwill Fleet, and the undetermined case of a Belgian engineer
    who arrived in early May to work on a wind farm project in Changhua
    County.

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