Case 17505 Visited Four Sights in Kaohsiung 桃園確診童與家人 元旦假期遊高雄3天

During the New Year's Day long weekend, the 8-year-old in Taoyuan that tested positive for COVID-19 went on a three-day trip to Kaohsiung with her family. The operators of the four sites visited by the child, ordered emergency disinfection.


Hanshin Arena Shopping Plaza did not open for business on the 11th. On the 10th, a list of Kaohsiung sites visited by Case 17505 over the New Year's Day long weekend was released. Hanshin was among the four. The other three were E Sky Mall, Tan Zuo Ma Li restaurant, and the Kaohsiung Marriott.

Tourist: “We're vaccinated and we got our booster shots, so we'll be fine.”

Tourist: “Wash your hands often and keep your mask on. Don't remove your mask until your food is right in front of you. If you do that, you'll be fine.”

Case 17505, an 8-year-old whose family member works at Taoyuan International Airport, tested positive on the 6th. As Omicron has an incubation period of three to four days, the Kaohsiung City Department of Health doesn't believe the child was infected in Kaohsiung. The operators of the four sites visited by the child, however, felt differently and ordered emergency disinfection. The case has sparked concerns about outbreaks during the Chinese New Year holiday.

Citizen: “Everyone wants to go on vacation during the Chinese New Year holiday and that supersedes epidemic prevention. You end up with huge crowds everywhere. It wouldn't be surprising to see a third wave of COVID-19 explode.”

Citizen: “It's hard to get people to stay home during the Chinese New Year holiday. You can't stop people from going home to see their parents. There's not much you can do. This is how it is. What's been done is good enough.”

The department says 17 of the 28 people that have been in contact with the child have tested negative on rapid tests and PCR results have not yet come back. It says there is no need for anyone to be too concerned but everyone should still maintain social distancing and wear masks when leaving home.

 

 

 

11日一早,漢神巨蛋百貨公司內部漆黑一片,業者公告停業一天,要對館內做消毒。因為10日公布,桃機手推車工作人員延伸案,在安親班染疫的8歲確診個案17505,元旦曾跟家人到高雄旅遊3天,他們去過的包含漢神巨蛋、義享天地、碳佐麻里餐廳及萬豪酒店等4個地點,全都要清消。

外地遊客認為:「不會擔心,我們都打針了,打了3劑,應該沒問題。」

另名外地遊客則說:「常常洗手,口罩一定要戴,除非飯到你眼前來才打開,否則不要打開,這樣我就覺得沒有關係。」

由於確診者是6日才有症狀,而Omicron潛伏期大約3到4天,衛生局判斷,案17505是3日在安親班被感染,但業者不敢大意,萬豪酒店接到通知後,這兩天酒店內外都在做清消;而確診者足跡來到南部,也讓民眾擔心過年期間疫情會擴散。

有民眾表示:「過年的話大家都想要出去玩,所以變成說大家的防疫觀念,就會變得沒有很好,就會變成說人擠人,疫情可能又會第三波又再爆發出來。」

另名民眾則說:「過年期間要減少交通也還蠻難的,就不可能阻止大家回家看爸媽什麼的,我是覺得能做的不多,就這樣已經做得很好了。」

衛生局表示,個案已擴大匡列28個接觸者,目前採檢17人、快篩都是陰性,PCR檢驗中,呼籲民眾不用太擔心,但也提醒出外一定保持社交距離、載口罩等,落實防疫措施。

 

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