3-20 Confirmed case of COVID-19
March 20, 2020
We confirmed today (3/20) that one of our colleagues have been diagnosed with COVID-19. This person has been admitted to a hospital and is being treated. The disease control team has identified 16 people who have been in close contact with this individual. This group of people have been asked to undergo home quarantine. In addition, another 25 colleagues who have been in close proximity of the working areas are also asked to work or quarantine at home. The Central Epidemic Command Center is conducting further investigations.
We have immediately closed down relevant working areas for disinfection and implemented access restrictions to the building.
We will continue providing assistance to those who are in need. We held a special meeting on March 19 to set up Academy-wide procedures to handle this pandemic. If you do not feel well, please refrain from coming to work. Your safety and health are our utmost concern. If you have any questions, please contact your supervisors or call the special hot-line 1922. With best wishes,
Academia Sinica Epidemic Control Task Force