CECC reports 203 new Covid-19 cases

28 March, 2022

Courtesy of ICRT


The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) is reporting 203 new coronavirus cases, of which 83 are domestic infections.


The number of new domestic cases is the highest daily total recorded since 7 June last year.


According to the CECC, the cases consisted of 69 males and 14 females aged between under 5 under and over 80.


All of the cases are linked to at least six clusters reported across the island.


One-hundred-and-twenty new imported cases are also being reported. Most of those came from Vietnam, a total of 64 individuals, followed by Indonesia and the United States accounting for five each.


The origins of 26 of the imported cases are currently under investigation.


However, no new no deaths are being reported.


Health Minister Chen Shih-chung says the largest number of cases were seen at the Da-Tan Power Plant expansion project in Taoyuan.


52 cases have been reported in that cluster so far.


The health minister says migrant workers at the construction site were tested after one of them developed symptoms on Saturday.


Authorities then tested 71 workers who lived at the power plant's dormitory in Hsinchu County, where three Taiwanese and 47 Thai workers eventually tested positive.


Another migrant worker and his girlfriend, who do not live in the dorm, have also tested positive.


The health minister says further testing will be carried out at the construction project.



Meanwhile, the number of cases in a cluster in Keelung has jumped from eight to 27 after 19 new infections were reported there. All of which have been linked to a karaoke bar in the city.


Three of the people in that cluster are students at Er Xin High School in Keelung and the school has suspended classes until 6 April.


The cluster also includes six police officers spread throughout four precincts. 950 members of the city's police force are now being tested for the coronavirus.


Two new cases are being reported in New Taipei in a cluster linked to a TBI Motion Technology factory in the Shu-Lin District.


Two other cases are being reported in a cluster at a chemical plant in Kaohsiung's Qian-Zhen District.


Four family members in Taitung have also tested positive for the virus, while another cluster, linked to a saleswoman who lives in New Taipei's San-Chong District has recorded four new infections.


In related news, the Central Epidemic Command Center says employees and customers at licensed adult entertainment venues are now required to show proof of three coronavirus vaccine shots.


All such venues are also required to ensure that all of their customers register their contact details when they enter.


Aside from the new three-jab requirement, employees are being required to take a PCR test once a week, until at least the end of April.


They must also hold a vaccine certificate that shows they not only received a second jab at least three months ago, but that they also received a booster dose since that time.


The new mandates apply to employees and patrons at adult entertainment venues such as nightclubs, dancehalls, pubs, hostess clubs, karaoke bars, and massage parlours.

Go Top