The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) has reported another two imported cases of the COVID-19 Omicron variant, after confirming the country's first such case earlier Saturday.
One of the new cases is a Taiwanese woman in her 30s who returned from the United Kingdom on Dec. 7, while the other is an American man in his 20s who arrived from the United States on Dec. 8, CECC official Lo Yi-chun (???) said.
The two patients, who tested positive with a cycle threshold (CT) value of 21.6 and 26, respectively, are being quarantined in negative pressure isolation rooms in a hospital, he said, adding that they have reported only mild symptoms such as a dry throat and stuffy nose.
They had been fully vaccinated with two doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine and are classified as breakthrough infections, Lo said.
A total of 22 passengers on the same flights with the two patients have been placed in home quarantine, Lo added.
So far, a total of three imported cases of the Omicron variant have been confirmed in Taiwan, the first one being a Taiwanese woman who returned from Eswatini on Dec. 8.
Source: Focus Taiwan News Channel