Local governments in Taipei, New Taipei, Taoyuan, and Kaohsiung have released places recently visited by individuals confirmed to have COVID-19 to alert others who may have been at those locations at the same time to get checked if they develop symptoms of the disease.
Nine of the 12 domestic cases reported Tuesday involved residents in Taoyuan, and the city government released a list of places visited by three of them.
The three locations and times visited were Huaxun Market in Zhongli District on Jan. 8, a vegetarian self-service restaurant at No. 136 on Guangfu Road in Bade District at around 7 p.m. that day, and an all-day breakfast shop at No. 191 Nanping Road in Taoyuan District at 4:40 a.m. on Jan. 9.
Those who visited those locations at around those times should monitor their health for 14 days from the date they were there and call the 1922 hotline to arrange a COVID-19 test if they experience symptoms, the city government said.
In Taipei, a text message was sent on Tuesday to 150 customers of the Ichiran ramen restaurant chain's main store on Songren Road in Xinyi District who were there at the same time as a customer after he was confirmed, along with his nurse girlfriend and her colleague, to have COVID-19.
The ramen restaurant was notified around noon Tuesday to close for 24 hours after being disinfected, while the restaurant where the customer works as a chef was also asked to do the same, according to Taipei authorities.
Meanwhile, the two nurses who were confirmed to have COVID-19 and work at Taipei City Hospital's Zhongxing Branch went to several shops and restaurants in New Taipei's Sanchong District in the past few days, according to the New Taipei Department of Health.
One of them went to Kung Food Hot Pot restaurant on Section 3 of Chongxin Road in Sanchong for lunch on Jan. 4 and to a 7-Eleven store on Wenhua South Road at around 7:30 p.m. that evening, the health department said.
She also visited a "What The Flower" breakfast shop on Section 2 of Zhongxiao Road at around 10 a.m. on Jan. 5 and then went to the 101 hair salon on Section 3 of Chongxin Road and was there until nearly 3 p.m. On Jan. 6, she was in a PX Mart supermarket on Jimei Street at around 8 a.m.
Her colleague went to a Louisa Coffee shop on Section 2 of Chongxin Road before noon on Jan. 5, and a Chingshin tea shop at 10:30 a.m. and a duck restaurant between 5-8 p.m. on Section 1 of Chongyang Road on Jan. 8, according to New Taipei's health department.
The Kaohsiung City Department of Health released a list of places visited by a child and her mother, who were confirmed to be infected with COVID-19 on Monday and Tuesday, respectively.
The family of four took the high speed rail from Taoyuan to Kaohsiung on New Year's Eve and checked into the Kaohsiung Marriott Hotel before going to the E Sky Land shopping mall near the hotel later that day.
On New Year's Day, they dined at the Tan Zuo restaurant near the Kaohsiung Museum of Fine Arts that afternoon, before visiting Hanshin Arena Shopping Plaza.
They checked out the following day, went to E Sky Land shopping mall, and then took the high speed rail service No. 0825 back to Taoyuan, according to Kaohsiung's health department.
Of the 51 people in Kaohsiung listed as their contacts, 29 have tested negative, the health department added.
Source: Focus Taiwan News Channel