New Taipei City Moves to Contain COVID-19 in Borough 永和某里近2週爆3確診 皆為獨立個案

Three positive COVID-19 cases were found within two weeks in a borough in New Taipei City's Yonghe District. While all of the cases were deemed independent, the city government has stringently mobilized testing units to the district. On Aug. 10, it began a 3-day campaign, in which rapid tests and PCR tests are offered.


Workers rush to erect tents and set up the workstations used by mobile testing units. A borough in New Taipei City's Yonghe District saw three COVID-19 cases within two weeks. Although there is no link between the three cases, all nearby residents received testing notifications out of precaution.

Local Resident:” I received the notice yesterday when I got home, and I took a rapid test last night. I work as a food delivery person, and I've been to many neighborhoods. I've also seen it happen in many neighborhoods, and today it's our turn so we should go get tested.”

Voice of Local Borough Chief:” There are no links (between the three cases). We discovered that a confirmed case had been inside our building to visit a resident. The notification said that a confirmed case had been here, and we needed to disinfect the building, as well as the borough.”

Borough chiefs urged residents to go get tested, hoping to break invisible transmission chains and prevent individual cases from spreading into community infections. New Taipei City's Environmental Protection Department identified potential contacts of the confirmed cases for testing, and also carried out disinfection. 

The city sent a mobile testing unit to Yonghe District's Renai Activity Center to offer rapid tests and PCR tests between Aug. 10 and 12.

Hou Yu-ih, New Taipei City Mayor:” We haven't clarified the source of the infection, so right now we're trying to rapidly expand testing, identify invisible transmission chains, and effectively block them.”

Only one case was found in New Taipei City on Aug. 9, but the source is still unknown. The sources of the other two cases, however, are clear The City Mayor Hou Yu-ih said they will work actively to break the invisible transmission chain. Anyone with misgivings can get tested. 

 

 

 

在工作人員的趕工下,一個個帳篷陸續搭起,成了機動篩檢隊的工作站,準備展開擴大採檢作業。新北市永和區某個里,近兩個禮拜爆出了三例新冠肺炎確診個案,雖然三個案例並無關聯,但謹慎起見,周遭住戶都收到了採檢通知單。

當地民眾:「就昨天回來收到大樓通知,然後昨天晚上已經去快篩了。因為我是做外送的,那我也跑過很多社區,也看到很多社區發生。那今天只是輪到我們了,那就去快篩就好了啊。」

當地里長:「這個(三確診)是沒有關聯,因為確診足跡,有來到我們大樓裡面

訪問裡面的住戶,公文說我們這裡有確診的足跡,他說我們要大樓要消毒,里內我們也要消毒這樣子。」

提醒里民就近前往採檢,希望阻斷可能的隱形傳播鏈,避免小個案爆發社區感染,新北市衛生局除了針對接觸者擴大匡列採檢,也進行大規模環境清消。8月10號到8月12號連續三天,機動篩檢隊也會在永和仁愛活動中心提供快篩和PCR檢驗。

新北市長侯友宜:「感染源還沒有釐清之前,能夠快速地擴大篩檢,能夠找到隱藏的、隱形的傳播鏈有效的阻止。」

新北市9號新增的一名確診就在永和,感染源還有待釐清,不過侯友宜強調,另外同里的兩例確診個案來源都非常清楚,他呼籲雖然只是少數個案,但一定要更積極把隱形傳播鏈找出來,民眾有疑慮都可前往篩檢。

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