New coronavirus case a Taiwan Taoyuan Airport employee

Three colleagues to undergo home quarantine for 14 days: Tourism Bureau

Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport 

Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport  (CNA photo)

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — One of Taiwan’s 16 new coronavirus cases worked at Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport’s travel information center, the Tourism Bureau confirmed Saturday (March 28).

The country announced 14 imported and two domestic cases of Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) on Saturday, bringing its total to 283.

The necessary measures have been taken, with the infected airport worker’s three colleagues all being told to stay home and self-quarantine for 14 days, the Tourism Bureau said. In addition, their office has been thoroughly disinfected, the Liberty Times reported.

As soon as the employee began experiencing symptoms of the virus on Friday (March 27), he alerted his colleagues and superiors and asked to be tested, the bureau said. Airport management has asked people to keep a distance of at least one meter from each other while standing in line at duty-free shops, restaurants, and information counters.