CORONAVIRUS/More police officers in Taipei test positive for COVID-19

Taipei-Two police stations in Taipei announced Tuesday that three of their personnel have been confirmed with COVID-19, while one officer received a positive result from a rapid test.

Wenshan Precinct reported its first COVID-19 case, involving a sergeant, on May 22. On Tuesday, the precinct said that the head of its dispatch center and a custodian had tested positive for the disease as well.

The two most recent patients are now in quarantine, one at a government center and the other at home, the precinct said.

The precinct has instructed those who had contact with the patients to stay at home, while remaining administrative personnel can either work from home or at the office in staggered shifts.

Meanwhile, Ximending Police Station in Wanhua District said on Tuesday that one of its officers has been confirmed with COVID-19 and another received a positive result from a rapid test.

The station received notice from health authorities on Sunday evening that one of its officers had tested positive for COVID-19. All station personnel took COVID-19 rapid tests the next day, with one officer receiving a positive result, the station said.

The station has decided to shut down for the time being as all personnel quarantine for 14 days, during which time other stations in the area will help carry out its duties.

Taiwan is dealing with its worst COVID-19 outbreak since the pandemic began. Of the 5,456 cases the country has confirmed to date, over 4,000 are domestic cases reported since May 15.

On Tuesday, Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je (???) said the city has reported 1,170 cases from April 25 to May 24, of which 659 were residents of Wanhua District.

Wenshan District reported 77, Datong 64, Zhongshan 52, Zhongzheng 52, Xinyi 47, Shilin 45, Daan 41, Beitou 36, Songshan 34, Nangang 34 and Neihu 29, Ko said.

Source: Focus Taiwan News Channel