The Taiwan epidemic command center announced on August 17 that a newly imported case (case 485) was a 10-year-old Taiwanese boy returning from the United States to visit relatives. However, a Taiwan intensive care physician found two unusual points. He pointed out that the case was asymptomatic at the time of entry, but was examined on the 11th day before the end of home quarantine. Secondly, the command center did not list any contacts, which made him puzzled and asked the command center to further explain.
according to Taiwan’s “Dongsen news cloud” report, the Taiwan command center held a press conference on the afternoon of 17, and mentioned that there was a new overseas immigration case in Taiwan, the object of which was a 10 year old Taiwanese teenager who has lived in the United States for a long time. The last time he left the country was September 2019, and he did not return to Taiwan to visit his relatives alone until August 5, 2020. So far, he has no symptoms. The diagnosis was only confirmed on the 17th after being examined by the health unit on 15th Hospital isolation. The Taiwan command center also claimed that case 485 had proper protection during the flight and went to the epidemic prevention hotel for home quarantine after entering the country. It did not contact relatives and friends in Taiwan, so it did not list any contacts.
However, Chen Zhijin, a Taiwan intensive care physician, questioned on the social network that since case 485 did not show symptoms when he returned to Taiwan, he could not help asking, “why did he take the examination on the 11th day? Under the current policy, PCR nucleic acid testing will not be tested even if the quarantine period is 14 days. ” Chen Zhijin pointed out that “what’s the reason” of the case 485, so that the health unit will test PCR “on the 11th day”? Is it “active” or “passive”? Is such a test “individual case” or “routine”?
in addition, because the command center did not list contacts, Chen Zhijin pointed out that “no one was contacted in the whole process of case 485? There’s no one in the front and back rows of the plane? And the driver? ” In this regard, Zhuang Renxiang, spokesman of the Taiwan command center, only explained at the press conference that he would understand the reasons for the inspection.
“let an official explain it!” Netizens on the island expressed support for the doubts of the critical care doctors, and the command center of the interrogation platform: “there is a ghost!” “Is this a secret Chen Shizhong can’t accept?” “The epidemic command center now needs a playwright.” (overseas website Zhu Huiyue)