The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC, 中央流行疫情指揮中心) on Monday reported 2 new imported cases of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) infections, bringing the total number in Taiwan to 422.
The two imported cases are women in their 20s who previously studied abroad.
Case 421 had been studying in Canada since Jan. 16 and she developed a cough on April 13. When she returned to Taiwan on April 19, she was immediately tested for the above symptom and the infection was confirmed today.
The other imported case had left Taiwan to study in the United States on Jan. 11. She had traveled to Spain between Jan. 14 and March 13, and developed symptoms such as breathing difficulties, a sore throat and an upset stomach on March 8.
She sought medical help in the U.S. and returned to Taiwan on April 18. She reported her symptoms to authorities and was tested at the airport.
Her infection was also confirmed today.