Family of Three in Kaohsiung All Test Positive 高雄確診案 幼兒園.消防分隊採檢皆陰性

Eighty contacts of a four-year-old boy that tested positive in Kaohsiung. As boy's infection source remains unclear, the city decided to expand PCR testing in Dagang District.


People line up to get tested for COVID-19 at the Port of Kaohsiung. After a family of three, including a port maintenance worker, tested positive, the city decided to expand testing at the port. Officials say the family's infection source could be the Port of Kaohsiung, the child's preschool, or a hospital or clinic. A total of 362 contacts of the family had to get tested. The number includes 80 school contacts of the four-year-old boy and 31 firefighters that were in charge of transport. All tested negative. 

Huang Shih-chun, Emergency Services Section Chief, Kaohsiung City Fire Bureau: “The two workers that transported the family immediately went to get PCR tests. We also activated relevant response mechanisms and procedures immediately to disinfect the fire station and ambulance.”

Kaohsiung is still in the process of contact tracing and has implemented stricter disease prevention measures. City inspectors visited two traditional markets on the 21st.

Citizen: “We didn't know where those people were going, so we were worried. That's normal.”

Kao Chen-yuan, Deputy Director, Kaohsiung City Economic Development Bureau: “With the ongoing epidemic and recent developments, we hope everyone can be more vigilant, especially with the holiday coming up. Don't taste samples at the market, don't offer samples, and don't ask for samples.”

The inspectors also put up signs and reminded both vendors and shoppers to keep their masks on and maintain social distancing. However, there were still many reports of both vendors and shoppers not keeping their masks on while doing business.

 

 

 

在防疫人員的引導下,學校師生和工作人員,陸續進行採檢,而且放眼望去,一整棟樓都能看見排隊人潮。台北市在20日晚間新增2例新冠肺炎的確診個案,東吳大學的城中校區又出現確診者足跡。

東吳大學學務長李坤璋表示:「就是在同一個教室裡面,所以基本上那個教室,以可以容納120個人而言,當天上課的總共有61位學生,昨天的一個採檢人數,總共是662位,全部都是陰性。」

校方指出,這例新增個案和日前的桃園確診者案18116,曾經在同一個教室上課。當天同教室的人已經先採檢隔離,校方陸續針對有足跡重疊的師生進行採檢,採檢結果都是陰性,目前校內在進行自主性採檢,並通知學生如果無法返校採檢,還可以在就近的醫療院所進行。

國家兩廳院副總監許美玲說明:「(個案)在17日有來到,音樂廳的春水堂,大約傍晚的時候用餐。那因為兩廳院在1月17日到1月26日是國家音樂廳的年度保養期,也沒有節目演出,因此我們目前為了要保障觀眾的安全,我們當然是全棟清消一日。」

由於這例個案,曾經前往國家音樂廳和春水堂,因此兩廳院也緊急公告,21日音樂廳休館一天、春水堂則停業到23日。

防疫人員持續在校內清消,因為台北市20日晚間新增的第2例確診個案,是石牌國中的學生家長,他和確診個案18051,有大同區耳鼻喉科的足跡重疊,校方接獲通報,立刻安排師生PCR採檢。

北市石牌國中學務主任余智誠表示:「跟他(確診者小孩)最近距離接觸的老師跟同學,進行第一波的篩檢,篩檢了48位同學,晚上(20日)都告訴我們是陰性,那今天會針對其他跟他靠近的班級,一起做預防性的篩檢,那今天大概是300多位的同學。」

由於學校20日就是休業式,21日開始放寒假,因此校方除了採檢、清消之外,並沒有預防性停課問題。

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