Taiwan, on Oct. 30 announced that it has gone 200 days without any locally transmitted COVID-19 case, but recorded cases in people coming from abroad.
On Oct. 30, the government reported one new imported case of a 30-year-old man from the Philippines. The person entered Taiwan on Oct. 15.
Of the previous 554 confirmed cases, 462 were imported; 55 were indigenous, 36 were naval crew members, 1 case had an unknown source of infection, and 1 case was removed from confirmed cases.
Although Taiwan appears to have successfully contained domestic transmission, it recorded new cases in people arriving abroad. Therefore, it would be incorrect to say that the country did not register any new case in 200 days.
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