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DOH: Taipei City’s COVID Update for September 7

Overview of residents with contact history of New Taipei's caseOn September 7, a total of 3 newly confirm COVID-19 cases were reported for Taipei City. Two cases from abroad entered from India and Lesotho. The one remaining domestic case is a female in her 30s residing in Beitou District. The Department of Health (DOH) is working on contact tracing to identify possible sources.
 
The agency is also working on stopping the further spread related to a cluster case at a nursery school in New Taipei City. The latest update indicated that a total of 3 toddlers enrolled in the nursery school/daycare class of the spread before September, but are now attending 2 public kindergartens and 1 elementary school in Taipei. In addition, another teacher and 2 pupils who came in close contact with the confirmed case reside in Taipei City.
 
The initial PCR tests results of the aforementioned 6 individuals with contact history with the New Taipei cluster is all negative. Another 6 individuals who are immediate family members of the close contacts, as well as 11 individuals with possible secondary contacts, were also tested. Among these people, 10 showed negative PCT test results, while 1 is still being examined. All immediate and secondary layer contacts are under 14 days of isolation at either quarantine hotels or stations.
 
As a precautionary measure, the city government have notified classes at the three public kindergartens and two elementary schools attended by those with contact history to shut down between September 8 and 11.
 
DOH reminds the public that the Central Epidemic Command Center has announced on September 7 that the Level 2 COVID Alert will be effective through September 20. Citizens are still required to wear mask at public places, and best practices such as frequent handwashing and social distancing should still be observed. Those with symptoms should visit the doctor and avoid going to work or attend classes. Those who have yet to receive 2 doses of COVID-19 vaccine should take steps to book an appointment. For any questions regarding pandemic prevention, please call the pandemic hotline 1922 or the pandemic prevention hotline of DOH (TEL: 2375-3782).