CORONAVIRUS/Taiwan reports 62 new COVID-19 cases, including 4 domestic

Taiwan reported 62 new COVID-19 cases on Friday, including four domestic infections linked to Taoyuan International Airport initially confirmed by Taoyuan City government Thursday evening, according to the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC).

The domestic COVID-19 cases include a 27-year-old security guard working at the airport's Terminal 2, as well as two members of the Golden Voice (?????) social club and the sister of one of the infected social club members.

Meanwhile, the new imported cases involve people aged from their teens to 70s, who entered Taiwan between Dec. 22 and Jan. 6 after being in the United States, France, the United Kingdom, Switzerland, Vietnam, India, Austria, Chile, Germany, Canada, Ireland, Bangladesh, Nigeria, Mexico, Spain and Costa Rica, the CECC said.

In addition, the CECC announced new details about its COVID-19 booster shot policy, reducing the required interval between the second vaccination jab and a booster shot from five months to three.

The booster shot program, effective from Friday, will be eligible to anyone aged 18 and over who received their second COVID-19 jab a minimum of 12 weeks ago.

Source: Focus Taiwan News Channel