TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) is calling on people who have recently visited a COVID-19 hot spot around a wholesale market in Taipei and have symptoms to go to a community rapid screening station without delay.
On Friday morning (July 2), Taipei Deputy Mayor Huang Shan-shan (黃珊珊) announced that 41 vendors at Huannan Market in Taipei's Wanhua District had tested positive for COVID-19 on PCR tests. At a press conference that afternoon, CECC head Chen Shih-chung (陳時中) announced that the center will send out a mass a text message telling those who were in the vicinity of the market from June 8 to July 1 and are experiencing COVID symptoms to immediately go to a local rapid screening station for testing.
Chen displayed a map showing the location of the market and surrounding hot zone. He explained the zone extends to Wanban Bridge in the north, Xizang Road in the east, Huacui Bridge in the south, and the Xinbeihuanhe Expressway in the west.
The CECC head emphasized that people who have been in this zone since June 8 and have experienced fever, respiratory symptoms, diarrhea, or problems with their senses of smell and taste should either consult a physician or go to a community rapid screening station for testing.
He said that anyone receiving a text warning who feels unwell must wear a surgical mask and seek medical treatment as soon as possible. When seeking medical attention, they should proactively inform doctors of their recent movements and the people they have come in contact with.
A list of community testing centers can be found on the Taiwan Centers for Disease Control website.
Map shows hot zone around Huannan Market. (CECC image)