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Taiwanese TV reporter tests positive for COVID

CTS reporter had been on leave since May 19, no contacts have been listed

A CTS reporter has been confirmed as a COVID case. 

A CTS reporter has been confirmed as a COVID case.  (CNA photo)

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A reporter at the CTS network has been confirmed as a COVID-19 patient, but he was infected by a relative and had not recently visited the office, the media company said Wednesday (May 26).

As Taiwan confirms hundreds of new domestic transmissions per day, the coronavirus has started to expand to a number of professions, including police officers, politicians’ aides, and media personnel.

CTS announced Wednesday that a reporter had tested positive for COVID while on leave but that he had not visited the office nor worked with any colleague for three days before the test results. Thus, nobody at the company was listed as a contact, CNA reported.

The journalist went on leave on May 19 and reported to CTS this week that a relative had tested positive. The company then asked him to undergo a COVID test, which resulted in a positive result on Tuesday (May 25).

The reporter’s colleagues, who were also on leave, were asked to get tested as well and to stay at home to monitor their health, while the CTS building in Taipei was completely disinfected for the second time in a week.

Earlier reports said that a journalist for Eastern Broadcasting Co. had tested positive for COVID, but a later PCR test showed the contrary, so that person was not listed as a coronavirus case.

Updated : 2021-06-25 09:51 GMT+08:00