Four Students at Three Northern Universities Infected 疫情燒進校園 雙北三間科大4學生確診

As the epidemic situation continues worsening, many have flocked to the vaccination site at the Taipei Main Station on the last day of receiving walk-ins. Taipei City Deputy Mayor Vivian Huang said the city is braced for the possibility of upgrading the alert level to 2.5.


Jan. 27 was the last day that the walk-in vaccination site set up at Taipei Main Station was open. Long lines formed inside the main hall, and many people brought chairs in anticipation of a long wait. 

Ms. Wang, Resident: “When I joined the line yesterday, it was already outside. I probably waited about two hours. I finally got inside, and then someone rushed out and said there were no more vaccines. I went home without getting a vaccine. I'm here lining up again today. I can only get my second (BNT) dose like this.”

Mrs. Wang, Resident: “I made an appointment (for a booster) for myself. She's under 18, so I had to accompany her.”

People started lining up at 6 a.m. However, numbers weren't handed out until 12:45 p.m., and BNT vaccines weren't administered until after 1 p.m. The city government rushed over an additional 200 vaccines, and also notified people when to come and get their vaccines to avert the chaos of previous days.

Tsai Ping-kun, Deputy Mayor, Taipei City: “We originally offered 2,400, and we increased that to 2,600. After people get a number, we'll give them a slip telling them what time they can show up to get vaccinated. This way, they won't have to wait around here.”

Meanwhile, many schools are seeing cases. In the Yilan Jiaoxi hotel cluster, an employee, Case 18495, infected a friend, Case 18521. They are both China University of Technology students. The friend dined with two other friends attending Takming University of Science and Technology and Chihlee University of Technology, and infected them both. All three universities are in the greater Taipei area.

Li Chang, Secretary-General, Chihlee University of Technology: “He came to the school on Jan. 21 for a final exam. He left after taking the exam. He didn't return to the campus after that.”
 
Takming University of Science and Technology said winter vacation started on Jan. 7, and the infected student wasn't on campus so there is no need for contact tracing. Many recent cases can be linked to on-site dining. Will dining policies be adjusted? Taipei City Deputy Mayor Vivian Huang said the city is already prepared to upgrade to Level 2.5.

Vivian Huang, Deputy Mayor, Taipei City: “There are Taipei restaurants where infected cases went. Level 2, Level 3, we have our own SOPs, and we are already prepared to go up to Level 2.5.”

Huang said new measures may be implemented over the Lunar New Year holiday if needed. Residents are urged to be vigilant and not panic.

 

 

 

 

台北車站隨到隨打最後一天,車站大廳大排長龍,許多人自備小椅子,一早就來排隊。

排隊接種疫苗者王同學說:「(昨天)排的時候已經排到外面的廣場,我大概排了兩個多小時,好不容易排到室內,然後就有一個衝過來說疫苗打完了,所以我再從台北車站再搭回家,我也沒打到,所以我今天再來排一次,第二劑(BNT疫苗)只能現場等。」

陪同王同學的王太太則說:「我有預約(接種追加劑),她未滿十八歲,所以我必須一起來。」
 

清晨6時多就有人來排隊,但要等到中午12時45分才會發號碼牌,下午1時過後開始施打隨到隨打的BNT疫苗,為了避免重演排隊亂象,市府不只追加200劑疫苗,還將提前通知排隊民眾號碼牌發放的狀況。

台北市副市長蔡炳坤表示:「今天的2400會再增加到2600,民眾只要拿到號碼牌之後,我們都會告訴他,給他一張單子,你幾點進場就可以了,所以民眾就不用說在這邊聚集。」

疫情延燒也燒進校園,宜蘭礁溪飯店群聚案擴大,員工案18495傳染給朋友案18521,都是中國科大學生,案18521跟朋友聚餐,導致就德明科大和致理科大的兩名學生確診,雙北3間學校、共有4位科大生確診。

致理科技大學主秘張立表示:「21日那是期末考,他來學校確實是來考試,考完試以後他就回去了,回去以後他就沒有再進到學校。」

德明科大表示,7日就放寒假,學生在校並沒有足跡,也無須匡列,目前身體狀況沒問題。

針對不少確診者都是在餐廳內用被感染,內政政策是否該調整?台北市一直不願鬆口,台北市副市長黃珊珊透露,北市升2.5級已經規劃好了。

台北市副市長黃珊珊表示:「台北市目前的確有餐廳的足跡,2級3級,我們其實都有自己的SOP,2.5級其實也已經規劃好了。」

黃珊珊強調,如果有狀況,春節期間可能會有新的做法,現階段就是提高警覺不要恐慌。

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