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Assistant of Taipei city councilor diagnosed with COVID

Former New Power Party spokesman also tests positive in rapid COVID screening

Sabrina Lim (left), Wu Zheng (CNA, Wu Zheng photos)

Sabrina Lim (left), Wu Zheng (CNA, Wu Zheng photos)

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — An assistant of Taipei City Councilor Sabrina Lim (林亮君) was diagnosed with COVID-19 on Monday morning (May 24), while two other people in her office also received positive rapid test results later on the same day.

In a press release, Lim said one of her assistants began feeling unwell on May 17 but tested negative for the disease in a rapid screening the following day. However, the assistant was informed by health officials Monday morning that a polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test had been completed and returned positive.

Lim said she and four other people in her office then underwent a rapid COVID-19 test as a precaution. While Lim tested negative, the results for her two colleagues, including former New Power Party spokesman Wu Zheng (吳崢), came back positive. They were transported to a quarantine facility where PCR tests will be taken to confirm their diagnoses.

Lim pointed out that she had stopped attending all public events and that her office had adopted a remote working model since May 20. She promised to continue to monitor the situation and list out all potential contacts of people in her office to health authorities.

Updated : 2021-06-16 17:09 GMT+08:00