28 Januari, 2020

Taiwan confirms first coronavirus patient

Taiwan has reported the first case of coronavirus contracted on its soil and says it will start tracking the location of people who may have been infected with the virus.

Taiwan's Central Epidemic Command Centre (CECC) says a Taiwanese male in his 50s contracted the illness in Taiwan after his wife returned from a trip to the Chinese city of Wuhan.

"This is Taiwan's first indigenous case and he was infected by a family member," Minister of Health and Welfare Chen Shih-chung says in a televised news conference.

Source: Al Jazeera