Taiwan reported four new cases of COVID-19 on Friday. This brings the total number of cases Taiwan has confirmed so far up to 535.
All four patients are high school students from Indonesia enrolled in three Taiwanese schools. They arrived in Taiwan on September 30 and did not show symptoms of COVID-19 on arrival. They began their compulsory 14-day quarantine at four different quarantine hotels.
All were tested for the virus on the day they ended their quarantine on Thursday. The results for these tests all came back positive on Friday. This is the first time that foreign students in Taiwan have tested positive for COVID-19.
The Central Epidemic Command Center identified 220 people who had been in close contact with the four patients. 92 of them are foreign students, who have tested negative, while 115 more were passengers on the same flight as the patients. In addition, their number includes one staff member at a quarantine hotel.