Two 10th Army Command Soldiers Test Positive 精忠營區2役男確診 嘉義衛局追查感染源

On the first work day after the long weekend, huge crowds descended on vaccination stations in Taichung. The Chiayi County Department of Health, meanwhile, is testing the contacts of two infected 10th Army Command soldiers.


All of the people in line here at Taichung's Wenxin Forest Park are waiting to get vaccinated. The spike in cases since the beginning of the month, with the number of new domestic cases hitting a high for the year of 281 on April 6, has motivated many to get vaccinated.

Mr. Hsiao, Taichung Resident: “I'm about to get my third dose. I'll feel safer after I've had my third dose, and it'll help protect other people too.”

Ms. Hsieh, Taichung Resident: “The number of cases keeps going up, and it makes you more and more anxious. So I want to get vaccinated as soon as possible.”

Temple pilgrimage participants and workers in adult entertainment venues are being required to get three vaccine doses. Due to increased demand, Taichung opened eight additional vaccination stations around the city on the 6th with no appointments required. Its community testing stations will also remain open until the 8th.

Hsu Chiung-wen, Specialist, Health Bureau, Taichung City: “The health bureau will open new vaccination stations if needed. To lower community transmission risk, the bureau will also set up community testing stations for people whose footprints overlapped with (known cases).”

Two 10th Army Command soldiers at Chiayi's Jingzhong Base tested positive on the 5th after complaining of symptoms. The local health department is in the process of administering PCR tests to their contacts.

Chan Kuo-yi, Spokesperson, 10th Army Command: “As soon as we were notified, we followed Ministry of National Defense and local government protocols and had the (soldiers) quarantined. The base has been disinfected.”

The Chiayi County Department of Health says it is investigating how the two soldiers got infected.

 

 

 

台中文心森林公園接種站內外擠滿了民眾,全都是要來打疫苗,因為4月份起台灣本土確診天天破百,清明連假上班第一天甚至出現了單日281例的新高點,民眾危機意識跟著提高,假期後第一個上班日,許多人都抽空來接種疫苗。

民眾蕭先生說:「我現在是要打第三劑,先把第三劑打滿,我自己比較安心,也可以保護其他人。」

民眾謝小姐則說:「因為確診人數越來越多,所以就會越來越緊張,就想趕快打疫苗。」

國內疫情升溫,中央除了規定參與宮廟遶境者須打滿3劑疫苗,八大行業出入者也需要施打,加上民眾搶打潮,台中市因此在合約院所以外,6日起市府在文心森林公園等8處開設接種站、隨到隨打,社區快篩站也延長到8日。

台中市衛生局技正許瓊文說明:「衛生局這邊依據疫情的狀況,以及民眾接種的需求,會評估開設外展接種站,來提供民眾隨到隨打的接種服務,為了降低社區感染風險,衛生局這邊也會持續開設社區篩檢站,來提供足跡重疊的民眾篩檢服務。」

此外陸軍十軍團嘉義精忠營區101旅,5日有兩名役男身體不適,送醫採檢確診,軍方表示已配合嘉義縣衛生局,針對密切接觸者PCR篩檢,按規定實施分艙分流。

陸軍十軍團發言人詹國義表示:「接獲通報之後,我們立即依照國防部跟地方防疫中心的指導,對人員已經實施治療隔離,營區已經同步完成清消的作業。」

嘉義縣衛生局強調,兩名新兵在營確診,如何感染還在疫調釐清中。疫情拉緊報,各縣市努力防堵溯源、並提高疫苗接種率,擔心又有新的傳播鏈蔓延。

 

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