Keelung Small Eatery Cluster Continues to Spread 基隆小吃店群聚延燒 警稽查揪2家違規

At least 91 people have confirmed with COVID-19 since the outbreak of the Keelung small eatery cluster case. The central government gives Keelung 200,000 rapid test kits on April 1, and the city government will decide the distribution method.

“Your SMS, your SMS! Did you sign up for contact tracing?” “ I just got here.”

The police checked all people's phones whether they scanned the QR code for contact tracing. This is because at least 91 people have been diagnosed with the virus from the Keelung small eatery cluster. This transmission chain covers many places even schools. The inspection unexpectedly discovered one store still did not implement the contact tracing system. Employees at another store could not show their vaccine administration records and were transferred to the Health Bureau. Officers from the Criminal Investigation Division and Forensics Division, and drivers for deputy precinct chiefs tested positive with rapid screening tests. The Forensic Division's office was disinfected again in the morning.

Lin Jane-you, Deputy Chief, Keelung Police Bureau: “Starting April 1, some back-office units will begin to work from home. All colleagues are required to do rapid self-screening tests from April 1 to 3. On April 4, all staff will complete a second PCR test.”

Chungyu University of Film and Arts also urgently issued a notice that some students were confirmed with COVID-19. Classes will be suspended up to April 10, with more than 2,000 teachers and students switching to online learning.

Chiang Yu-chuan, Director of Public Relations, Chungyu University of Film and Arts: “We did a quick screening of students and teachers on campus after receiving the notification. Two students are suspected of being positive. We have notified the Keelung City Health Bureau.”

Keelung will implement a quasi-general screening to find hidden transmission chains in the community. Victor Wang, CEO of the Hospital and Social Welfare Organizations Administration Commission, said the exact implementation time and distribution method are still under discussion. Keelung City will first receive 200,000 rapid screening tests on the 1st.

Victor Wang, CEO, Hospital and Social Welfare Organizations Administration Commission: “We have already quarantined those that need to be quarantined from the initial investigation period. Of course, we are using rapid screening tests to find new, hidden cases. We continue to do these things. The other is the community screening station. We use these two methods quickly cut off this transmission chain.”

Wang emphasized that a positive result from a rapid screening test is not necessarily a confirmed diagnosis. There needs to be a confirmation from a PCR test. The Keelung City Government is paying more attention to follow-up treatment arrangements, medical resources preparation, and how to correctly use the rapid screening tests. 












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