Four of 41 Passengers on First Arriving Flight Test Positive 凌晨首架抵達班機 有4人採檢呈現陽性

The CECC says four passengers on the first flight that landed at Taoyuan International Airport on Jan. 11 tested positive. About 6.7 percent of passengers arriving on the first five flights tested positive.


Testing upon arrival begins at Taoyuan Airport on the 11th. The Central Epidemic Command Center's on-site commander at Taoyuan Airport, Victor Wang, announced rapid PCR testing upon landing for all passengers arriving on long-haul flights as of the 11th. Only those that test negative will be allowed to proceed to immigration. Those that test positive will be taken directly to a hospital. Wang said the entire process shouldn't take more than an hour. Wang and other Central Epidemic Command Center officials visited the airport on the 11th to see how things were going.

Victor Wang, CECC Taoyuan Airport On-site Commander: “Five flights (have arrived so far.) Seventeen people have tested positive out of 253. That's an infection rate of 6.7 percent. That's pretty high.”

Five flights landed on the morning of the 11th. The CECC failed to send enough personnel to the airport to handle testing due to the "overly high" number of arriving flights and passengers from the first flight to land had to wait up to two hours and 15 minutes.

Victor Wang, CECC Taoyuan Airport On-site Commander: “While we're on the subject, let me tell you that this was our first time, so there were some delays. Like I said, this was our first time doing this. We have to improve in many areas. We were upstairs just now having a meeting and making some changes.”

The CECC says the testing method needs to be adjusted to speed up the process and it will hold a meeting to discuss how to get that done. According to Chen Shih-chung, four passengers out of 41 from the first arriving flight tested positive.

 

 

 

長程航班的落地採檢政策,今日正式上路。桃機前進指揮所指揮官王必勝在臉書上,宣告此事,強調旅客下機後,會到檢疫區採檢,快速PCR檢測後,陰性放行,依原檢疫程序入關,陽性確診送醫治療,整個流程規劃在1小時內完成。今日上午,王必勝也陪同中央流行疫情指揮中心指揮官陳時中等人,進行視察。

王必勝表示:「5個航班,總共有篩檢出17位確診,入境的人數是5班加起來是253人。陽性率是6.7%,這個是相當的高。」

由於抵達的班機過於密集,讓原本配置的人數,不敷使用,拉長了採檢的時間,讓今日第一班抵達的班機,最後一位採檢陰性者,離開時,已經花了2小時15分。

王必勝說:「今天早上我也順便講一下,因為第一次嘛,那所以這個時間有一些延遲。因為這是我們第一次去走這些流程,有很多地方需要改善,剛剛我們也在上面馬上開會,做一些修正。」

指揮中心強調,檢體的檢驗方式,需要修正,也要加速檢驗結果時間,怎麼樣讓流程更順暢,會開會討論。陳時中則表示,凌晨第一架航機,41名乘客中,有4人採檢呈現陽性。

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